About the Artist
My hand cut collage incorporates found papers, advertising, paperback romance novels, textbooks, vintage magazines, and product packaging. Incorporating personal ephemera like ticket stubs and art catalogs allows me to embed some of my own memories in the work or create new narratives using someone else’s papers found in thrift stores, antique shops or even on the street. I also monoprint my own collage papers using a gel plate to create custom colors and textures.I am a self taught artist, though I use many techniques that I’ve learned in classes at Laguna Gloria over the years. I am grateful to all the working artists who share their passion and their knowledge through teaching.
As a maker, I’m interested in color, texture, pattern, hidden history, the tactile quality of old paper, and the repetitive and meditative practice of cutting paper. Paper acquires patina over time and evokes nostalgia. My collages incorporate those memories while making new ones.