My passion as an artist is working both in the fixed, graphic mark of the print, and the more mobile and reactive medium of drawing and collage. I create and reposition forms on the surface to allow for physical movement within the frame and the free association of process, concept and material. I see collage as a code, a way of thinking and a vehicle for approaching a conceptual destination. With collage, memory and current experience can exist on one plane.
These works aim to communicate the unresolved and to illuminate the poetics of home and displacement. I use architectural symbols (doors, roofs, siding, hardwood floors) in order to speak to ideas of place specifically how memories of home and place are altered through current experience yet are associated with the architectural features of the past. Letting the past co-mingle with the present, I gather and create representations (photos, drawings, prints) from places Ive lived and create new relationships between seemingly incompatible and disparate icons.