Born in Webster, TX Feb. of 1977
I started out doing classical music composition at 14. When I turned 17 Mixed Media collage came into my life as did the depression. A series of reoccuring nightmares plauged me towards the end of high school. The only way I could deal with the pressure of school & music was to open myself up visually. Now at 34 I still continue to be an auditory and visual mixed media artist. I am a local artist, and have been part of 8 group shows. I am only now trying to get my work out there. At least online. I either do art or music most of the day, and long into the night.
At first I usually don't know what the image will look like. It's a process that becomes much easier once you start at least somewhere! I methodically cut small pieces of paper to reconstruct the image onto another natural pattern. It was a hypnotizing experience. For hours I would make patterns and cut the patterns up on another prepared collage. Then sometimes cut that up again. Turning out almost as a "self recycled collage" Trying to learn the value of space vs. detail comes along the way when color is balanced with shape. My only tools are a pair of regular sized scissors, as many glue sticks as it takes, and applied with my finger. I'm not used to working with tools such as tweezers. If dealing with 3-dimensional work I must use pliers to break off parts from circuit boards and certain metals.
Ideas keep coming, but as usual for most artist this happens too fast to keep up with what needs to be done physically to finish or rather start all projects. If the idea is good enough it will stick with you. This is a time when I would write down such ideas and processes for when I do have the time to start it.