Artist's Statement

COLOR

WATER

CITY

IMMEDIACY

BALANCE

CHANCE

Midday Storm, 2013, 8” x 11”, Collage

My eyes are like the viewfinder of a camera always looking for the next moment to freeze in time, to remember, and then to explore. For this reason I have chosen collage as my current medium of creative expression. Collage is a mode of perception. My inspiration is the magic of my world both real and imagined, current and past. My challenge is to offer chaos, create order and ultimately settle in a place of intuitive elegance.

 

Collage is the creative vehicle I use to organize my thoughts, surroundings and emotions using paper. I take what I have previously created—watercolor paintings, photographs, and mono prints—and then alter and manipulate. These changed elements allow me to discover new possibilities. I reinvent and reimagine my previous works into a new whole, allowing new relationships and gestures to be discovered between colors, textures and shapes.

 

I seek to create a new order whether accidental or intentional from what previously was, always using my own creations.

 

The works ultimately represent experiments in order and chance. The process becomes a metaphor for the manner in which I live in the world.