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.

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