My interests lie in the experimental process of constructing a narrative through hand-cut collaged works. I begin my explorations from creating hand-cut collages, piecing together various images and finding new ways to arrange them. I consider these preparatory collages a sketchbook of sorts and revisit the ‘sketches’ in order to use them as a starting point for my final works. The collages then become mixed media works; each element of the work is realized in a form a graphite drawing, prints, and recently sequins, felted forms.
These transformations are created by what I have at hand, influenced by poems, music or childhood memories. My driving intent is to create narratives both familiar and benign. The images I create are often placed in strange or compromising situations that challenge the viewer to reexamine their perceptions of human behavior.