Gwen Hauser finds herself drawn to history, particularly to the stories we never hear. She often finds newspaper clippings that inspire her work. Identify someone whose story you think is missing from the mainstream that you’d like to tell or know more about. Why did you choose this person?

Make your own mixed media collage that incorporates text and images from old newspapers or magazines. Use a variety of materials to create multiple layers. Allow yourself to work freely without a specific plan for a finished product – let yourself be surprised by how it turns out.