As so often in life, more is to be discovered beyond what is transpiring immediately in front of us. The act of paying attention to this serves the genesis of my investigation with mixed media collage paintings. The streets around the world are laden with paper posters and billboards screaming their intentions via graphics, imagery, and words. Yet it isn’t the designed communication that pulls me in, but the allure of endless decayed layers of sedimentary color and texture producing in concert an almost silent chance of passive compositions. Once the paper and objects have been harvested from the streets, further investigation of the observed happenings takes place on custom raised wood panel via additive and subtractive mark making with additional mixed media, reinterpreting the original found paper moments via expressive gestural innovation. My intention is to bring to light the electric beauty of which falls silent to most passersby, ciphering the positive qualities out of the banal of everyday to act catalyst towards increasing observation of this world we live in.

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