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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.

35cm (W) x 27cm (H)
paper, glue and masking tape on canvas
$100
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