After graduating from Massachusetts College of Art in 2008, I developed a compulsion for collage.
Relying on old books and magazines to convey my ideas, I assemble components that combine the
beautiful with the ugly.
The collages are driven by my own fascination with every type of human relationship imaginable,
the wide range of emotions they evoke, and the shadows they sometimes leave behind. Creating
something tangible is part of the process of my own exploration and understanding of personal
experiences. The use of negative space, missing body parts, and empty faces are my way of leaving
parts of the story up to the viewer, in hopes that something will resonate with others.
I carry within me the memories of growing up on a lake near the woods, and the relationships that
were interwoven into this surrounding—family, friends, young love—and the loneliness that still
existed amidst it all. I’m driven by the inner turmoil of accepting the wild uncertainty of life, and the
resistance of a life of safe domesticity. Looking to nature and imagery from another time and place for
wisdom, I’d like to recall to the conscious mind, feelings of nostalgia and void.
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