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ARTIST STATEMENT

I enjoy working with paper as my preferred medium. My works deal with subjects which are often mundane and ordinary; things that we look at every day and take for granted. My aim is to raise these items to a higher level as I believe there is so much beauty and uniqueness in them. I think of my paper collages as an ode to the normal and typical and strive to elevate these objects.

         I first sketch my subject to get a sense of the form.  I like to exaggerate the color and light to create drama. I then use pieces of paper that I rip to create bold chunks of color.   

       Hand embroidery and sewing have been a  huge part of my life  and I look for opportunities when I can incorporate thread into my works to create areas of interest.

Commissions are welcome.