In 2010 I decided to focus my creative efforts on a new series of work. My process has remained consistent since then. This method enables me to combine my knowledge of graphic design and fine art; to unite the bold, arresting, and instantaneous visual qualities of communication design with painterly aspects such as line, color, composition, balance, unity, and space. The result is a form of collage and a visual representation reminiscent of and inspired by Pop Art.

I currently work with art paper, an X-Acto knife, and an acid-free spray adhesive.

I draw outlines of the essential pictorial elements found within the image I choose to work from, concentrating on areas of shadow and contrast. The line drawings are transferred to the combination of art papers I select. I use a sharp blade to precisely cut out the various shapes from the different colored papers, resulting in an array of seemingly unrelated pieces of paper. As these abstract, cut-out elements are arranged on a board, the image progressively begins to take form and morph into the final composition.

  • Joined: June 2018
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