Collage on paper, 10″x14″, 2012
About this piece:
My process includes a lot of cutting up and piecing (or taping or gluing) together. Often two very disparate pieces work perfectly when I sort of force them to…this happens rarely and when it does I’m always excited by it. This piece is an example of that part of the process. Can two seemingly opposite, singular pieces team up and come together just right? Will I be surprised? Can it be awkward and beautiful at the same time? Will I see something new even though I’ve been looking at these scraps for months? These types of questions and the answers I get are what really drive a lot of my studio practice. It’s about making discoveries and creating a narrative along the way.