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I work with magazines and for years have been fascinated by images of fantasy, ritual and luxury and make collages about notions of appearance and cultural narratives that dictate ways we present ourselves to each other. I approach magazines as an anthropological document and any 'excavation' starts by cutting, removing and categorizing of imagery; integrating masculine and feminine bodies culled from advertising that are alluring and also idealized props.

Ambiguity is a thread woven through my work for years - heightening a tension between familiar and unrecognizable forms, creating a sense of mystery. Any tensions created between the bodies and shapes is very rewarding to me.

The Confetti of the Mind series displays a fastidious reassembling of smaller, various elements into pulsating, complex amalgamations; floating on black grounds of darkness, they reference a kind of patchwork identity as well as re-branding of self, emerging out of a void.

Enchanted
Collage
20" X 15"
2016
Confetti of the Mind
Collage
20.25" X 15"
2017
Embedded
Collage
20" X 15"
2016
Between Five and Ten
Collage
22" X 15.5"
2017
Inside Outside
Collage
12" X 11"
2017
Spirit Signature
Collage
12" X 9"
2019
Anodyne Shrine
Collage
12" X 9"
2018
Unstable Award
Collage
12" X 9"
2019
Crude Monument
Collage
12" x 9"
2016
Souvenirs of Childhood
Collage
12 1/4" X 9"
2016
Thrill of Transgressions
Collage
29.5" X 22.5"
2018
Envy
Collage
13" X 9"
2019
Procession
Collage
10" X 16.5'
2018
Modified Substitute
Collage
12" X 9"
2018
An Uneasy Truce
Collage
9" X 7"
2018
A Reasonable Facsimilie
Collage
18" X 13"
2018
Dissolved to Tears
Collage
12" X 9"
2018
Hypnotic Inductions
Collage
13" X 9.5"
2017
Identity Contest
Collage with Gold Leaf
23" X 20"
2016
Evolved Yearnings
Collage
15.25" X 10.25
2016
Splintered Symphonic
Collage
15" X 9"
2016
Brain on Drugs
Collage
12.5" X 9"
2016