I am interested in ideas as things and things as ideas. What is a thing and what is a thought? I see my artworks as the question marks on such unanswerable questions. I enjoy collage for both its thingness and its thoughtness. These images are undeniably someone else’s somethings–found, stolen, destroyed, appropriated. But a thing in itself is nothing. The idea’s the thing. In collage, the idea is front and centre: why are these things put together? Well, somebody had an idea…Cut and paste is thinking and thinking. The image is almost incidental–if the idea is worthy I hope nothing is seen but the glue.
I live in Wisconsin and am just beginning to enter the art world as a self-taught artist.