COLLAGE & MIXED MEDIA ARTIST
Place of Birth: Minnesota, United States.
Currently Living in: Minneapolis, MN.
Train, bus, bike, or other: Bike!
What’s the most important object in your studio? As far as technology goes it has to be my scanner. Tool-wise it’s most definitely my tub of Yes! Paste.
Paper or Plastic? Paper all the way! Its potential is endless and its colours, textures, and patterns multifarious.
Favourite Project you have produced so far? One of my first and favourite collage projects was a Moleskine sketchbook I filled and titled, “Love Letters to the Moon.” It was my first real exploration of collage and the first surrounding a theme. It took me 5 years to complete but throughout the process I was able to experiment with different materials and find my own style.
What are you working on right now? Currently I’m working on a collage per day series of mini 4 x 4 inch pieces that explore pattern, colour and nature. I am trying to get myself out of the habit of creating solely in a sketchbook format.
Favourite Food? Definitely dark chocolate.
Coffee or tea? Coffee.
What’s your earliest creative memory? I used to spend hours, from the age of about 7 to around 11, sitting in my “fort” behind my parents recliner in their living room jamming to bad 90s pop and cutting things out of magazines to paste in a notebook. I had volumes of them. They were all images of what I wanted my life to look like when I grew up. My friend and I started these notebooks together and we would have competitions to see who could cut around the images we chose with the most precision. I would say this honed my eye for detail and my love for found imagery.
How do you prefer to spend your mornings? I am not a morning person so I prefer to start my mornings slowly if I can: sleeping in, coffee, yoga and drawing.