i am constantly inspired to create spontaneous and surprising juxtapositions in order to make sense of the chaotic world around us. i was first drawn to vintage magazines for their artwork, page layouts, and typography. although, once i began objectively studying these vintage publications, a trend began to emerge: the commodification of women in advertising. the propaganda of an “ideal woman,” along with other fractured images of idealized indoor and outdoor environments, flora, and fauna, coalesce into a visual dystopia. these are constant sources of inquiry in my collage work.
these collages are made of vintage papers exclusively because of their degradation; the texture may be brittle, but the inks are beautiful. every now and then i find little handwritten notes from the past, which are being collected for a future project.