In Les Enfants Terribles, Jean Cocteau writes:
“The word ‘Game’ was by no means accurate, but it was the term which Paul has selected to denote that state of semi-consciousness in which children float immersed. Of this Game he was past master. Lord of space and time, dweller in the twilight fringes between light and darkness, fisher in the confluent pools of truth and fantasy.…”
Accordingly, one might say that ‘collage’ is the mode of representation that Spy has selected to best meet Cocteau’s invitation to fool around – an invite that has long inspired much of her work. In these works, worlds are revealed wherein girls drop like bombs while flowers grow from decaying meat and everything smells of strawberries, and the only imperative is that imagination rules where logic once reigned.