Every time I sit down at the table in my studio it is like a dinner party. A dinner party is successful when the members are engaged in interesting dialogue. It is the same when I pick up my art tools.
I mediate between the materials and myself. My work is a combination of risk taking, flexibility, collaboration and creativity. What ends up on the page is a unique record of the conversational process.
Every visit to the studio asks me to converse with the artistic elements (line, shapes, colour value or intensity, rhythm, unity, harmony, dissonance, pattern, repetition and/or transition).
I work with found and purchased paper, placing me in a position of finding the elements inherent in each particular piece. As a collage artist, I am an agent for change, transforming the past into a new tomorrow. I love looking to find new life in old maps, tissue paper, books, wrapping paper.... combining the discarded to create something beautiful and new. I am excited to explore new directions in collage.
“Our very consciousness is an ever-changing collage of mental fragments held together by one’s sense of self.” -architect Juhani Pallasmaa