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Collage: my process of collecting images and words that were originally intended for a different purpose, and fusing them together to speak a different truth. The creation of each collage is similar; mindlessly flipping through magazines and books I’ve collected, tearing out images and articles that strike me. This repetition has become a sort of meditation. There's a strange comfort in surrendering to the fact that I don’t know what I’m looking for. The pile of images and words I have raked is steadily growing, many go unused, but I always return with fresh eyes, keen on finding the right pieces to go together. The nature of this indefinite fate allows my collages to be so different, having common threads between some here and there, but no universal thread through each and every one. Although I did not intend on creating a specific series, over time my collages have begun to reflect a chronology of feelings and thoughts. The use of verse affords me the ability to bring these into focus in each collage. By piecing together other people’s words, I am able to find my own unique voice.

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