Artist Statement

As a collage artist, my work is a vibrant tapestry that weaves together colors, vintage subjects, and humorous social commentary. I believe that the juxtaposition of unlikely elements can reveal profound truths.

My creative process begins with a treasure hunt through antique shops, thrift stores, and forgotten corners of the past. I carefully select images, textures, and colors that resonate with me and carry a sense of nostalgia. These elements become the raw materials for my collages.

Through my art, I explore the complexities of gender, identity, and societal norms, often focusing on the experiences of women. I use visual storytelling to challenge stereotypes and provoke reflection on the roles we assign to individuals based on their gender.

Drawing from my background in storytelling and advertising, I employ surrealism as the primary vehicle for my creations. My approach to addressing social taboos involves infusing humor or striking beauty, and I revel in creating work that resonates with a loud, provocative energy.

Whether it's kayaking amidst the clouds or a Japanese monster overtaking a cityscape, I find enjoyment in the unexpected harmony that collages can bring to life.

Image: Plants Have Feelings, Too (detail), Mixed Media Collage, 18”x24”, 2019.