Artist Statement

As a Surrealist collage artist, my intention is to discover and showcase the unexpected in new combinations. Selective use of found materials has the potential to both elevate the everyday and inspire a multiplicity of creative connections, and the Surrealist style is ideal for presenting incongruous or mystifying juxtapositions that represent mixed emotions, giving it the potential to offer a wide-ranging variety of social and/or personal narrative commentaries.

It is also my intention to push the collage medium away from whimsicality, randomness and Dada towards a more painterly composition that includes seamlessness, form, line, contrast, and images that contain personal emotional resonance. In doing so, I also aim to retain the hand-made collage technique that reveals both the "work" of the layering process as well as the "personality" that comes through the visible hand of the artist.