In conversation, “yes, and…” statements are often used to encourage collaboration and to open up ideas to new discussion. This establishes previous statements as context. But at what point does subsequent dialogue take precedence, and when do ideas and opinions become too overlapped during this process to be understood individually? Thinking of collage as a similar additive process of curating various pieces to form something new, is there a responsibility to maintain the implications of its parts over the interpretation of the whole? Does the final layer ultimately make the greatest impact, or is it the artifact with the most overwhelming presence?