The collaged elements in my wall mounted cabinets or boxes were a logical precursor
to working with these materials in a two dimensional format. The painterly collages
are made from paint picked up on sandpaper (from my furniture) which is then
torn and reassembled, sometimes with added paint inclusions. Occasionally, paper
from other sources will creep into the collage, and I am now doing some with
added found objects as well. At best, they are purely abstract paintings where
I get to deal solely with color, gesture, tonality and space relationships.
Adding objects tends to corrupt this process, but gives me the opportunity to
I wanted to do a piece using recycled wood strips for the outside surface or skin. After making this piece,
Hippurites, the left over material beckoned to me, and I made a series of collage / assemblages with it.
They are small and focused, primed by the words peeking through from the underlying maps. Other assemblages
spring from a single image or one found object that focuses me on an idea or theme.