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From Silence the Soul Rises
My journey for creating “art” is a selfish act. The process becomes all encompassing, with the outcome of a work of art often becoming inconsequential to the path that lead me to the final conclusion, i.e. “The point of the journey is not to arrive.”
When working with collage, Ideas unfold without any predetermined direction. Letting the magazine paper speak to me, a page is turned and textures, patterns and color are randomly discovered, altering the theme as each torn piece is glued into place. Building works in this manner becomes a spiritual experience; living in the moment and allowing chance to guide the eventual outcome.
The organic imagery taken from the torn magazine paper which comprise this piece speak of my link to nature. Found upon closer inspection are photographs of purple trees blushing a cheek, desert canyons forming hair, a clouded ocean sunset torn to form her brow. My hope is that this method of re-interpretation will give the viewer cause to reconsider their ideas of our own origin.