Using antique books as my main source material, I have taken the images found in these books to produce my three-dimensional paper
collages. Either the book covers, or the antique blank paper found in old books serve as the canvas upon which I construct these intricately
Culled from a wide range of sources, my visual lexicon is composed of diverse images gleaned from old encyclopedias, medical texts,
children’s books, popular science, technical manuals, paper dolls and antique photographs to name a few.
Because of the high quality of the color plates and lithography found in the actual printings I prefer to use only the original found materials.
The old books and photographs are especially compelling as they each possess their own unique history, having passed through many hands
before coming into my possession. The aged paper also offers a beautiful natural patina and muted palette that I find particularly attractive.
In many cases, I will make use of archival form core to lift elements of my work off the page. I find that the three-dimensional effect lends
additional visual drama to these mis en scene pieces and additionally serves to showcase the highly meticulous nature of my cuttings.
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|Temporary Residence "20.5 x "15.5
|What Lies Beneath "20 x "16
|Essence Of Orange "21.5 x "18.5
|Homage To Nabokov "28 x "24
|Ghost In The Machine "24 x "15