My artwork explores the memory inherent in paper. I love collage and the exploration of both its traditional and modern meanings.
Since childhood, I have been fascinated with puzzles, connections and how elements relate to one another. In my role as an educator, my professional life journey began with my desire to teach student to see the connections between ideas. That foundation evolved into a personal exploration of these relationships in my non-objective artwork.
Using found and purchased papers. I create pathways to life experiences. Whether it’s a piece of gift wrap, newspaper, map or playing card, I use this medium to celebrate the everyday beauty and uniqueness of the paper in our lives. I want the viewer to experience the various fragments of memories held by the paper, which meld together to create complex images. These images- like individual people- reveal deeper meanings as you lean in and spend time getting to know each piece.