I make collages using papers that I have prepared using a variety of methods that often are borrowed from the fiber artist’s toolkit. These accumulated papers become my stash in the way that quilters accumulate fabrics. My process is intuitive, layered, and contemplative, each mark leading to the next. My purpose is to draw the viewer in. When one connects with images that are born in mystery and hope, something might just shift. Change and renewal might just be possible.
In this series, the pages of an account book kept during the 1940s and 1950s by a woman of the Upper Midwest form the backdrop for the images that have appeared and grown in the collages.