Artist Statement

Collages represent a new direction for me, both in use of medium and imagery. After many years of making original prints both in editions and as unique prints, I needed to shake things up a bit. I went back to linear/geometric drawings I had done several years ago and began to flesh out the shapes using parts of prints that for one reason or another did not make it into an edition.

With each of these collages, I did not have a preconceived plan, but began with one line, intersecting it with another, creating a shape, moving on following the whim of my ruler and pencil. Then came the fun part of selecting parts of different prints to fill in the shapes. Outlining with strips of paper and varying the widths brought it back to the linear drawings. I purposely left some shapes without the dark lines and even open to the rest of the paper symbolically leaving the possibility of more to come.