My latest series was made as a means of coping with the recent loss of my father. I draw on nature and memory to create layered works on paper that celebrate his life, legacy, and lasting memory. Each layered collage evokes feelings of hope, love, joy, and wonder that defined his wonderful life and our final years together.
I am drawn to paper as it is a very understated and resilient material. It can be fragile and delicate but also strong and sturdy. I paint, cut, and arrange various shapes and colors as if I am piecing together a puzzle; each shape, line, and color is a hint, trace, and impression of nature and memory.