: : Paper Quilts : :
Stitched with thread, solidly joined, these paper quilts bring together the past and future, attached firmly at the seams. Stitching, collaging, and layering in this work unifies discarded aspects of life, pieces of domestic space, and non-traditional portraits, both real and imagined. The work is fragmented, broken, and mended. I use discarded materials in my work as a way to reclaim the past and blend it with the present. My visual narratives are created by upcycling and recycling found materials and combining them with imagery of my own creation. The results are winding blends of dream, fantasy, illusion, and history, forming a reality of old, new, lost, and found.