Brandon Paul Shupe was born in Sacramento, CA, and raised in the Rocky Mountains and desert southwest. Through painting and graffiti he discovered assemblage art in 2003. All of his collages are made with images from antique books, encyclopedias, magazines, games, etc. He uses only scissors and glue sticks, and has never used photo editing software or computerized images. Smaller pieces take between 3-6 months to complete, with larger pieces taking 6-12 months. He is also a musician and plays bass in the band Mergence, where he sells limited prints and does art direction for the band. He does accept commissions.