ARTIST STATEMENT 

 

As I explore the printed remnants of the promises, hopes and dreams that post-war culture and advertising have carried with the passage of time, I reach for weathered elements and found imagery that resonate with me on a visual or emotional level.

My aim is to construct tactile representations of transitory feelings or visions that emerge as I sift through a vast array of age worn collage material. I allow my source material to present aesthetic directions in a process of cutting and pasting that is free flowing and immediate, but at the same time visually coherent and deliberate.

I arrange, rearrange, crop, cut, fold, tear, scratch and peel back selected pieces to find interesting connections that reveal an ongoing visual dialogue between graphic design and fine art.

After every selected piece of collage is eventually glued down into place through a series of calculated movements, it is the viewer who ultimately completes the work by constructing their own individual stories based on what they observe.