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About the Artist
I rip wallpaper into small fragments to tell stories through juxtapositions of imagery that I assemble to form a greater whole. From a distance, a viewer looking at my wallpaper collages will see a primary image at a macro level. But as the viewer looks closer, the process reveals the layers of torn and combined papers, where small, micro-narratives and abstract juxtapositions of flowers, animals, foliage, and colors are formed. The collages at once tell multiple stories: the larger form, the myriad images on each torn piece, and the constructed narratives achieved through the ripped wallpaper juxtapositions. What we can see is both our shared histories and the question of our shared futures created by collaging our own perceptions with the desire to understand others. "Walden" is a 36 inch square collage of a skull in profile. Viewing from outside my booth, the viewer sees the overall skull where perhaps a few flowers may be perceptible. As the viewer gets closer, she/he sees layers of images of various foliage, butterflies, and bees juxtaposed and layered to form the larger piece. The title "Walden" references Henry Thoreau's book and his time spent living in nature for 2 years.