I love paper and have worked in mixed media and collage since 1985. My work is about a sense of touch and my pleasure with color.
I create geometric collage in the context of modern art, and am inspired by Paul Klee (Swiss 1879-1940) and the Bauhaus, the art school that combined crafts and fine arts and was famous for modern design concepts it taught in Germany between 1919 and 1933.
A current series is titled METRO – collage with painted papers, almost always organized as a grid. There is a sense of the City and the energy of the street, so it’s abstract and geometric. The paint is layered. One piece connects to another. The process is layered. I am playing with color and building blocks.
In concept, the gridded color blocks are about open and closed spaces, entries, barriers and privacy. Can you see through? Who can see in? Who gets in – or out? Paper collage is tactile. I paint papers with a palette knife. I feel the paint as my hand moves the palette knife across the paper or canvas.
I have exhibited paintings and collages nationally and internationally and my works are included in public, private, hotel and corporate collections throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, England, Austria, India, Japan, New Zealand and the Republic of Singapore.