Play is an essential part of the process, it is a way of thinking, it is an intellectual act.
Collage is the language of irrationality. It naturally creates an environment of chaos. Combining collage with visual pleasure turns the artwork into a playground.
Products of play are experiments. They are also encounters with your inner child, an exercise in peeling back the ego.
Using photographs, magazine clippings, and references to popular culture evokes a truth-to-reality. Manipulating and juxtaposing these images tears into our relationship with reality. Employing popular culture in these spaces manufactures an imagined culture, creating associations between people and events that didn’t exist before.
Collage, when coming from a place of curiosity about our world and how we fit into it, speaks to our understanding of reality.