My collage tableaus explore the mysteries inherent in life through ambiguous narratives. It is my hope that the viewer will experience a sense of mystery, a simultaneous connection to the past and the present, and perhaps even a hint of magic or whimsy. My visual language juxtaposes elements of the natural world and humanity in order to explore relationships with ourselves, others, and the environment.
The images I employ come from various sources, ranging from vintage prayer cards to scientific illustrations. On the backdrop of antique documents, signatures are become expressive marks rather than letters, stamps act as horizon lines, and printed designs become a stage for action. Positive and negative space, as well as resting places for the eye, are all carefully considered and emphasized in these compositions. I contemplate each mark, crease, bruise, indentation, and meticulously chose additions to create my compositions. I am interested in seeing how far the paper can be pushed in terms of its materiality using exact and minute cuts on a small scale.