In the words of the artist, “I find myself drawn to all sorts of odd papers and three dimensional objects. I intentionally place objects together that do not relate, in doing so I end up finding previously hidden connections.
“The process of assembling a collage involves a physical act first. It’s the gathering, collecting, swapping, thrift shopping, and trading items with like-minded people. The excitement of this is very stimulating, and addictive. Always keeping an eye open from the ground up as I walk, never knowing what I might find. Taking the old and ordinary and placing it next to the new and unusual, that is what invigorates me in the whole process of creating a collage.
“Endless supplies of paper are all around us inviting the interchange of ideas. I recycle some of these papers and add that to plants I grow in my yard. I prepare the plants by cooking them and getting out all the impurities and adding that to the recycled papers, making a unique variety of paper to use in my work.
“It’s a wonderful time in life to be a collage artist with technology at our fingertips. The use of a digital camera, computer programs and printers open the door even wider to the large assortment of images. Who knows where the art of collage will head? For now I’m enjoying the journey at hand.”