All my life, I have found beauty in the most common of things. I follow the philosophy of my Yankee forebears that nothing should be wasted, everything has a purpose and should be used again and again.
In that vein, I have constructed collages from things used before, scraps of wood, paper, fabrics, paintings and photographs. I save my failures to use again in a new way, sometimes years later. They are built from common elements in an effort to make a new creation and reveal hidden beauties. I like to think of them as remnants of memories preserved as artifacts.