collage featuring stooped woman picking fruit with a map and floral fabric in background

Dimensions: 8.25 inches by 10.5 inches
Materials: Paper and paste (including map, photograph, paper tape), puzzle pieces, oils and watercolor

Artist statement
I like edges and I like things that already exist and just need work and I like building things and I like composition, patterns, palettes, visual rhythms. The right combos make me happy or relaxed or amused. I try to create collages that make me happy or relaxed or amused. I used to rehab houses and found that was a nice physical outlet, but I’m too tired for that anymore so I make collages to take me out of my head and put me down on a flat palette. I try not to get ahead of the intent of any piece. It’ll tell me when it’s ready. That would be the limits of my aesthetics: out, down, wait, feel.