In my work I create mixed media collages using vintage papers, documents, postal envelopes, tags, ephemera of all kinds and combine them with abstract marks, shapes, and lines of acrylic paint. In using these materials I try to go beyond the nostalgia of the papers without sacrificing their unique power. I find the shapes, marks, and lines of these ephemera to be spontaneous and creative monuments for lives past. By combining these found papers with my own painted and drawn markings, I try to link properties of old and new, spontaneous and deliberate, into works that are both cohesive and lyrical.
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