I am a collage artist focusing on geometric patterns, colour, randomness and order, as well as stories and the human experience. I recycle discarded and donated magazines, and found or recycled surfaces, such as masonite boards. Using printed paper as paint, like a mosaic-maker, I’m re-contextualising print media. I want to show the immense potential of all that soon-to-be paper waste and to invite the viewer to notice patterns as well as question them and consider their logic. So I resist the urge to buy magazines just to cut them up. This artistic process demands that I use what comes to me: random, found, then reshaped and restructured.
This art form is my way of exploring media, colour, setting and finding patterns, randomness, accidents and structures. Like paper quilts, the re-assembled images examine geometry and the chemistry of crystallising paper fragments, settling in patterns that are at times rigid and at times chaotic. It’s a rush of information, presenting a patchwork composition from afar and endless possibilities upon close inspection. It is maximalist art that is lavish, but at the same time it offers a new kind of indulgent approach to recycling and being resourceful.
Best things I’ve been told about my collages:
“You could look at that all day long” | “It’s like a puzzle for adults” | “Your eye can’t rest anywhere” | “I love the way you occupy space” | “I love your works the longer I look at them”