I am fascinated by vintage pop culture: the extreme drama of Expressionist Cinema, the lurid colors of golden-age comics, the vision of the future displayed by Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon. I think the strata of ephemera and "throw-away" objects of a society provide interesting insight into the history of a place and people. The way in which those artifacts are hunted down and collected by individuals says something equally interesting about the nature of the human mind.
The images I create are mash-ups informed by these various influences. My work is Photomontage and the process, I believe, is true to the inspiration. Each image is digitally constructed from scanned found objects and photographs I have taken. "Throw away" items are layered on top of flea market treasures. Individual visual relics are alternately submerged or revealed within the surreal architecture of the piece.&<8232;
This method of assemblage allows me to uncover and explore the fine line between the whimsical and the macabre. The resulting works become a form of personal archeology. They are self portraits of my inner child.