Re-cycle, Re-purpose, Re-use
I love old paper scraps, food wrappers, ticket stubs, memorabilia of the moment.
When I was in high school and college, I would “dumpster dive” and find hidden
cast-off treasures for my art projects.
OK, let's be honest, I still do it!
I spent over 27 years in the printing industry. First doing reproduction photography and standing over a light table assembling ads to run in newspapers and magazines. What that means to my process, is I did everything in layers. Now with the computer, using layers is paramount to creating the images we used to do by hand as a technical skill.
I love the quality of layers; revealing and hiding just like in people. Some are opaque and some are transparent, most fall somewhere in-between.
Together with my love of repurposed images ( I prefer my own images ) and layers , I create hybrid images in ever-changing media.
Most of my images tend to be "land-escapes" My mind takes me to real and re-imagined places where magic takes place.
Welcome to my world!