Collages & Drawings

In my studio practice I utilize collage as a formal element. It provides a way of putting down tone or erasing previous marks. There is a randomness in collage; the secondary meaning in the text or image becomes an important part of the finished work. Collage provides a method of capturing the fast-paced, often fragmented images of our 21st Century culture. It brings together multiple images and text from various sources into a final portrait. Collage allows me to put layers of images over the scaffolding of a drawing.