Gina Hanzsek Design

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” – Pablo Picasso


Inspired by the act and concept of reuse, repurpose and recycle, I strive to bring old or discarded things to new light. Collage is about juxtaposition and interpretation. I love the hands-on exploration and discovery of collage and assemblage that inevitably leads to surprise compositions along the way. I draw inspiration from my family history, my travels and hikes, and my sketchbooks.



For me, Collage is about the arrangement and juxtaposition of disparate elements into a new connected whole. Each collage tells a second story that its parts alone would not be able to impart. I love this discovery.


In-the-Instant collages. The point is to work quick and small. I carry around a few envelopes of scrap papers left over from larger projects and use these scraps and a glue stick to "sketch" in my visual poetry exercise book.


Texture, pattern and collections. I look for collage in nature and the city street and capture it just for the beauty of the texture itself or for reuse in my montages.

Recent Work

Desert Sun and many more collages are on display at the Arts of Snohomish Gallery through April. History Papers and Ten Thousand Things are on display with 14 more collages at Danestyles Hair Artristry, Snohomish through March. Dream catcher and 14 more collages are on display at Forgeron Cellars in Woodinville, WA through May 2023.

Desert Sun collage by Gina Hanzsek
History Papers collage by Gina Hanzsek
History Papers collage by Gina Hanzsek
Dream Catcher collage by Gina Hanzsek

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Hanzsek Design

Located in Snohomish, Washington, Hanzsek Design specializes in collage art, handmade cards, unique crafts and book design. Previously owner/art director of Griffin Graphics Design, I have been designing for print and web since 1990.