This new body of work evolved from the desire to make collages from hundreds of material experiments and previously deconstructed work that had been accumulating in my studio flat file drawers since the mid 90s. Some are as simple as sheets of paper with textured, silica grounds that were once folded for lack of space, now becoming a dimensional base. Others are juxtaposed remnants of dyed linen or oxidation tests that take on a new meaning when joined as one. This project could go on for a very long time.
Applying design as a driving force, this work adds order to chaos and strength to vulnerabilty.
I don’t generally frame my work, yet I made the decision to frame the majority of these. In hindsight, this gesture deems them final, well-preserved, and ready to leave the studio.