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Alex English found herself down and out in London in 2012, with no job and no money but an abundance of free (read: stolen) magazines, a glue stick, and a pair of scissors. So began the cathartic process of cutting and pasting that, in the past four years, has become a kind of meditative exercise. Her images come from old magazines and books and usually feature people or things taken out of context and put into strange, other-worldly scenarios. Alex’s process is entirely cut-and-paste because it offers an element of chance that doesn’t appear in digital collage. She also finds it satisfying to work in magazines during the day and tear them up at night.