In this studio the scrap bin is the supply closet. I find shape, color, and form inspiration in the most ordinary of places. Many of my art materials come from an alley, a salvage yard, a recycle bin, a dumpster. I work and re-work these precious bits right down to the part that is left over from the part that was left behind. My mixed media collage and assemblage work simply justifies my chronic infatuation with cast-offs. In my artistic practice I hope to elevate the simplest of scrap to pedestal status and encourage you to see beauty where it had not been evident before.
I am most enamored with the remnants that have lost a mate, worn through a layer or otherwise passed their prime. I choose my scraps and sometimes, even when I think I can walk by, they choose me.