Truthfully, I'm in love with both inanimate and yet lifelike collage materials. Each individual image beckons me to pick it up and cut it out... There is a tapestry that emerges when all the images are fused together.
Currently, my heart is drawn to collage as the appropriate refuge. I have a background in painting and political activism, yet my current work is a form of silent protest. My mixed feelings about the world fuel a need to make mixed media work. I attempt to describe the indescribable: Duality, mystery, mysticism and magic.
My collages often evoke archetypes, hidden references, and mythology. Ancient cathedrals, temples and heritage sites are combined with a (hopeful) dose of spontaneity. Often, I'll merge contrasting iconography from several of the major religions. East somehow does meet west. Despite seemingly conflicted religious and cultural agendas, I aim to show universal parallels, desires, and transcendence. Ultimately, I hope my work is a small and subtle conduit towards peace.