I've recently cobbled together a nautically themed collage alphabet that is more decorative than art. This was definitely a series to exercise keeping a unified sense of design, something that also seems to be an integral part of what defines fine art collection.
This project probably stems from an early love of fonts. But since I have no ability nor proper training for real type design, my works like this one centers around modifying the type form instead.
Though this isn't fine art, it is a sample of some of the other projects that help me keep trained in composition.