In my mixed media collages, I create personal histories by recording ideas and concepts through my relationship with the medium. Layer upon layer I build textures with paper, paint and pens while responding to evolving shapes and marks and allowing my subconscious to guide me. It is this tandem process that is the core of my work. The abstract and often mysterious result of the imagery invites viewers to find their own meaning and definition for the work. The rich, detailed surfaces created on panel beckons the viewer to look closer and deeper and to revel in more subtle dimensions beneath. My artwork is abstract yet familiar – even comforting – constructed as they are of common materials that resonate and evoke shared memories, stirring a sort of déjà vu in our collective conscience.