My most recent collage paintings and assemblages are all constructions within a series I have entitled  "Detrimorphose." These works depict the power of brokenness and redemption. Each piece gives new life to that which has been cast aside. My artwork combines everyday objects such as junk mail, plastic findings, old computer parts and plastic grocery bags with traditional art materials. Inspired by the geometric patterns and the nurturing spirit of quilts, they explore the affects of time as well as creative reinvention. My new pieces build on, yet simultaneously, strip away what I have created in past years.

Through the use of these materials, I hope to inspire a  greater consciousness and creativity towards the  paraphernalia we would otherwise discard. The artwork  I create addresses concepts of stewardship, consumerism, and the paradox of independence/dependence within our societal landscape. Concurrently, they incorporate themes of family, community and teamwork. I feel compelled to build these works because they speak to me of the delicate balance we walk with our environment, nature, and with ourselves.

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