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I am a collage artist focusing on geometric patterns, colour, randomness and order, as well as stories and the human experience. I recycle discarded and donated magazines, glean things that never seemed to have particular artistic value and set them alongside the opulence of fashion and lifestyle magazines. Using printed magazine paper as paint in this way, like a mosaic-maker, I’m equalising glamour photography with cheap/soulless advertising, text, and photojournalism. I want to show the immense potential of all that soon-to-be paper waste. So I resist the urge to buy magazines just to cut them up; the logic of this artistic process demands that I use what comes to me: random, found. There is no need to consume more.

Gold Lady. 65x75cm. Paper and decoupage medium on wood panel. In private collection.

This art form is my way of exploring media, colour, setting and finding patterns, randomness, accidents and structure. Like paper quilts, my images exaine geometry and the secret chemistry of crystallising paper fragments, settling in patterns that are at times rigid and at others chaotic. It’s a rush of information, presenting a patchwork composition from afar and endless possibilities upon close inspection. 

Nostalgia. 65x75cm. Paper and decoupage medium on canvas. In private collection.

 

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