Angelica Paez
My never-ending concussion

I continued to play ice hockey with traumatic head injuries. Years later, I'm still paying the price


Commissioned | Professional

How were your illustrations used? :
Magazine or newspaper inside or spot illustration/s

How did you make this work:
The work was commissioned for an article in The Economist’s 1843 magazine. The piece was about the impact of repeated concussions in sport framed around a Hockey player. The artist’s work is traditional collage work with no digital manipulation, made from their library of old papers and ephemera.

Commissioner Name :
Gary Cochran
Commissioner Company :
1843 magazine, The Economist
Commissioned for:
1843 magazine, The Economist

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Currently Based:
United States of America (USA)

Angelica Paez has been making collages for many years. As a child she had a love for construction paper and enjoyed cutting out make-believe scenes using her mother's catalogues and magazines. Little has changed since then, except now she uses sharp scissors. All of her work is cut and paste with no digital manipulation. She mainly uses old papers and ephemera found at secondhand markets.