Although derived from the patterns and designs found in domestic settings, the works on paper moved quickly into abstraction. In the beginning, the residue of materials such as tracing paper, fabric, paper, transparent film cut for paintings were recycled and collaged onto large sheets of Stonehenge or heavy stock paper. In these works on paper, meaning is derived from the combination of already created patterns. Although based on observed designs and patterns in domestic settings, I often cut specific patterns to define what might be seen as a personal expression. Movements of different patterns and images are created with paint markers, graphite, charcoal and ink to add to the overall design. In addition, I often use large stencils to spray-paint, over-layering with syncopated line rhythms and motion.
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