I was drawn to collage by the endless possibilities of repurposing
paper. My collages draw from fragments of my recent drawings and
original inked prints, as well as from the flood of visual information
on paper flowing into our lives every day. I often incorporate
photo transfers and altered-beyond-recognition magazine papers,
as well as found objects and textured material.
Exposed to textiles from an early age through my familys
fabric store, I am dazzled by the extensive variety of color and
pattern and am inspired to explore juxtapositions of color, line,
I begin a collage with nothing set in mind. My intuition leads;
in exploring the tension of opposites, harmonies, and repetition,
Im uncovering and making space for depth, an inner congruency,
and/or conversation among the elements. I rely on my intuition,
experimentation, and spirit of play to surprise and delight.
My sometimes strange metaphoric landscapes made of cut and ripped
imagery have the air of dreams translated into improvisational
and playful terrains of their own.
With my layered mixed-media paintings, I begin making marks with
charcoal, pencil, and crayon. I then add layers of paint and often
collage, sometimes concealing, sometimes revealing whats
underneath. The possibilities and properties of paint are allowing
me to expand my visual language, move my work forward, and explore