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I am a collage artist, working exclusively in hand-cut, or 'analog' collage. I use mostly donated and recycled magazines, which I cut and reset into geometric shapes and patterns, colour gradations, or chaotic arrangements, paying close attention to the unique and infinite colours, fonts, textures and images found in magazines.
Once I'm ready to make a new piece I harvest what feels relevant, then I cut and glue it with decoupage medium, pressing it down with my fingertips. Viewed from a distance the collages are pixelated or faceted abstracts. When examined closely the infinite details of human life, as captured in magazines, are sealed in a permanent homage to printed media.
Like most collagists, I have hoarder tendencies, so it is imperative that I keep making more images, letting go, experimenting further and exploring the possibilities of this type of tiled paper mosaic.
I am inspired by the work of quilters and patchworkers - crafts that were borne of the need to suture leftovers together, make do with what was there, find a way to make various elements form a new fabric aesthetically and economically. I am also deeply moved by crystals and geometry, magnificent ways in which nature organises itself with internal and mesmerising logic. Other influences include tiles, tessellation, and architecture.
My works are sealed with gloss varnish, which protects the work from surface erosion, and ensures its longevity. For best results, these works are best displayed indoors away from prolonged exposure to sunlight. They are all ready to hang and are best framed without glass, so that you can examine and touch the reinforced paper surface, just as you would when flicking through a magazine.

Exhibitions

Joint exhibition with Hugit Rubinstein at Lord Ivy, Melbourne, 2010

Influences

Magazines, quilt patterns, geometry, mosaic, collage, tessellation, chaos, tiles.

30cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Paper and decoupage medium on acrylic painted canvas, with gloss varnish
$180
45cm (W) x 45cm (H)
Paper collage on canvas
$230
50cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Paper and gloss medium on acrylic
$210
40cm (W) x 60.5cm (H)
Paper collage on canvas
$150
40cm (W) x 49.5cm (H)
Paper and gloss medium on acrylic
$180
25cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Paper and decoupage medium on canvas panel
$180
37cm (W) x 24cm (H)
Paper collage on board
$130
38cm (W) x 47cm (H)
Paper collage on board
$210
60cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Paper and decoupage medium on board
$230
13cm (W) x 15cm (H)
Paper and decoupage medium on canvas
$130
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