An original collage made from over 20 original hand cut pieces from a series of books titled 'The History of France' published in London, 1883 by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 188 Fleet Street, London. Each original piece is made up of numerous found images taken from the same source material, which is then precisely hand cut with carbon scissors and medical grade scalpel blades to create a new narrative based on the elements gathered together.
Genghis Khan was the founder and first Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death. He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of Northeast Asia.
Original collage 14”x7.25”.
Hardwood frame, 8ply archival mat and UV museum glass.
© Simon Blake 2019