Words from the Artist
My recent series of collages began with a collection of hand-stenciled papers layered with inks and acrylic glazes. The flowing botanical forms and vivid colors provide an ideal foundation for collage. As a printmaker, I produce an extensive assortment of collage papers to select from. In addition, old maps and sheet music are sought out for their intricate patterns and delicate markings.
Collage is an intuitive process of pulling apart, layering, composing and piecing back together all the while exploring playful juxtaposition of pattern, line and color. There is tremendous satisfaction in discovering unexpected relationships between seemingly disparate elements.