The digital artists scour the web for source material, using up to 5,000 images in one collage.

A new Wired article looks at the arduous process of digital collage artists Simmons & Burke (who we've covered previously here). One of the pieces from their upcoming exhibition, If Not Winter uses an astounding 5,000 images sourced from Google image searches, and a host of other online sources.

Wired reports:

Besides their more systematic searches, Simmons & Burke say they also pursue random tangents on a whim: “The real way that we ‘find things’ is what comes along the way: What else does that birdwatcher have in his Flickr account? Most of the time that’s the good stuff. ”

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