My Cut Out collages often portray the lives of fantasy characters I’ve created, such as the baby gazers. They are babies who have extreme adventures that sometimes get out of control. The gazers are drawn to living on the edge.
I start with papers I paint or print on a small press. I also incorporate fabric. Sometimes I have an image in mind and at other times the images pop out without much conscious thought as I cut into the paper. Sometimes I’ll cut out a figure or shape that I like but don’t have a world for. I tape it to a large sheet of paper and put it on the studio wall where I can look at it. Little by little it comes together.
As my paintings become more abstract my cut-outs become more narrative. They inform and balance each other.