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I am an artist and teacher working from the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges. I've been making art all my life, although for the past decade or more have focused almost exclusively on collage art. All of my collages are hand-cut, made of paper and mod-podge - a high quality gloss medium used in decoupage, and varnished. I use recycled magazines primarily on canvas, though I also collage on recycled art, mdf and wood panels, as well as furniture. I treat magazine pages as raw colour, which I cut and paste into geometric shapes and patterns, tint gradations or chaotic arrangements, paying close attention to the unique and infinite colours, textures, typefaces and images found in magazines. Some works are figurative, but there is a strong emphasis on geometric formations and abstract patterns.
Viewed from a distance the collages are pixelated or faceted surfaces, some three-dimensional. When examined closely the details of human life, as captured in magazines, are sealed in a permanent homage to printed paper.
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. Other influences include tiles, tessellation, and photography.
For best results, these works should be displayed away from direct sunlight. They're 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.
I will delight in making you a commissioned piece. Email [email protected]

Education

2008, PhD, Monash University.
2004, MA, The University of Melbourne.

Exhibitions

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

Influences

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

50.5cm (W) x 40.5cm (H)
paper collage on painted canvas with gloss varnish.
$150
30cm (W) x 60cm (H)
paper collage on framed, painted mock suede fabric.
$278
30cm (W) x 60cm (H)
paper collage on canvas with gloss varnish.
$200
60cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Paper collage on mdf panel sealed with a gloss varnish and reinforced edging.
$400
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 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
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