Most creative expression is in the form of a, or makes use of, collage. The grand overwhelming grandaddy metaphor of them all...

...The proper response to the unmitigated fury of the information flow. Asked to process so much conflicting data competing for attention means the common sensory intake will resemble an “attention collage”. This principle is illustrated in sound to mirror either the moment of sensory intake or the recalled impression of a feeling. A fractured, unlinear ordering of impressions that were grouped according to relationship and not in time; unordered. Impressions colored by trauma have been represented as a collage. Since this can be thought of as a scale, the minute tinge of trauma can color all impressions, which have thier own scale of solidity. Nonliteral collage, the “collage principle” can find its way into distinctly un collage medium, where the overlapping aesthetic is represented in an un-overlapping manner. The desire or reflex to collage or to represent memories and impressions using collage can be a modern drive or it is a principle or desire. Collage is a major form expression itself takes, other than “not collage” or “single material”.