Collage by Mark Lazenby

One of the perks of being a columnist for Creative Review is that I get to have my words illustrated. Every month, art director Paul Pensom throws my inane missives at a different artist; I never find out who until the magazine lands on my doormat. This month, I was thrilled to see my piece on labyrinthine website The Visual Telling of Stories – which I liken to a cross-section of Terry Gilliam's head – aptly illustrated by ace collagist Mark Lazenby. It's worth having a delve into his portfolio for more cut-and-pasted loveliness. My favourites are these circular pieces, like petri dishes in which print cultures have been left to grow into new forms.