2013 - Paracosms
Artist statement: Like the Desert Garden series, and made around the same time, this body of work employs collage from ‘found’ as well as bought papers. The inspiration behind this work was from repeated visits to Chicago and New York and I recreated in my mind scenarios that might remind one of urban landscape, and capture the essential experience of being in the city. Unlike cities, however, these pieces are small and suggest an intimacy not usually felt. Carefully selected collage materials describe aspects of these places, bringing to the viewer a sense of surface, light, air and substance relevant to the Subjects in question.
Paracosms, a definition: Something existing solely in the imagination but often mistaken for reality. Fantasy world.