Life is a beautiful, messy mixture of the sublime and the tragic. We all have pieces that make no sense. Pieces that don’t fit. Pieces that we love and “bad penny” pieces that we just can’t seem to disentangle from.
Collage makes sense of all of those pieces. It redeems the unlovely and the odd into an assemblage with a greater purpose. It uses both the beautiful and the ordinary to communicate something larger.
I love knowing that the painted paper I’ve made that I view as ugly is the perfect piece for a specific spot in a piece of art to come. I love turning ordinary paper into lovely things. I love the reminder that it takes all kinds of pieces. All colors. All shapes. All mixtures of pattern and design to create beauty and meaning.
Such is life.