Artist Statement

The primary focus of my artwork is exploring the human figure through collage and mixed media processes.  I use collage as a vehicle to convey a story about the subject that I am depicting.  The collaging of paper in my artwork symbolically represents the “layers” of people that I depict using mixed media. 

Both the materials and subject matter used to create the image are equally significant and convey the narrative of the person.  For me, collage is a visual combining of materials from many different origins and contexts in order to create something new. 

I am passionate about my work expressing the diversity in the world around us and display this through my art material choices and subject matter.  I use layers of colors and textures to highlight this ideology.