Mixing the collage elements with book paper appropriated from discarded vintage books, I personalize the collage process with drawing, seeking to harmonize through the pairing of dissimilar elements; a discovering and executing process. When an image becomes of interest to me, I attempt to challenge the significance of the image testing its symbolic and cultural references. I find this process can set forth its own language, visual or textual. The process of finding my way into the collage is exciting to me and in this process I hope to challenge tradition with individual pictorial language.
In the late 1970s, Lita Kenyon first attended art school studying drawing, painting and printmaking at Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri (1980) and Northern Illinois University (1982). Today, working primarily in collage and painting, she is drawn to subjects about socially transmitted beliefs, widely repeated cultural themes and mores. Inspired by mid-century commodity culture, and wrestler imagery, her work focuses on narratives evolving as relationships from these resources unfold.