Artist Statement: Quest and Quarry
Using cut paper collage techniques I construct images based on medieval tapestries and western hunting traditions to depict a struggle for intimacy and connection. Using vivid colors and recycled envelopes, I meticulously assemble figures and landscapes with up to 12 layers of hand cut paper. Translating mystical landscapes into individual collages onto wood panels, I then compile the fragments into a large-scale, humorous narrative about losing oneself. Using the analogy of the hunt as a quest for love and mystical union, the quest for transcendence becomes a violent, ecstatic collision where all is one.