Working as I do in mixed-media collage, I’m an avid ripper and clipper and scanner – old magazines and books, old photos, images I love and want to use more than once, things I pick up on my walks – most recently a beautifully dried and partially shredded shiny brown palm frond. I am a keeper of the scraps. Like others of my ilk, … Continue reading Now That I Found It, Where Do I Put It?
I can’t say I wasn’t warned. Friends from many places told me I was going to find a spiritual home in San Diego – a home for my creative spirit – and sure enough I have. When I look through the local newspapers, my one lament is “so much to do, so little time.” Of course, I’m not a participant in all those activities. I … Continue reading The Riches of the City
This past week I was subjected to the question many of us hope never to hear about our work: “But what does it mean?” My collage work is generally abstract. I’ve been doing more painting and less pasting recently and the more I do this, the more abstract things become. But even when I’m using images in the work – cut, pasted, pasted over, pieces … Continue reading “But What Does It Mean?”