Paper Collages

“My collages are composed entirely from found, repurposed vintage magazines whose papers have begun to decay and discolor, lending the work a nostalgic quality. My treatment of this material is, at once, delicate and precise; labor intensive attention is paid to color and texture as I hand-cut thousands of tiny paper elements for each large-scale collage. My intention is to render as vivid detail as possible by layering and combining specific paper pieces; relaying the textural grandeur of Native American regalia or the roughness of an animal's fur.”