“I am obsessed with color!!! I am intrigued by an over- examination of my
subject matter. I want to dissect the image, survey the hues, values, and
saturations and leave for the viewer a map of color choices.
I use individually cut paper paint swatches in a collage form to create
pixilated images of landscapes, cityscapes, portraits and famous works of art. From
a distance, the colors blend to create a photo realistic quality, with the individual
‘pixels’ becoming more distinguishable the closer the viewer moves to the piece.
When viewed up close, the meticulous arrangement of the paper is truly
impressive, and the volume of colors used to create each palette is visually
mesmerizing. When viewed through a cell phone or at a distance, the images
become clear and details seem to jump off of the viewing plane displaying Gestalt
psychology and how your brain connects the dots (or squares in this case) based on
experience. The cell phone acts as a filter, and this unique way to view my art
creates a fun and interactive experience for the viewer.
As part of my artistic process, there is something about collecting that I love.
The trip to the hardware store, to gather my materials whets the appetite to create.
The time I spend organizing and cataloguing the swatches is meditative. The
exploration of the subject matter and the scrutiny with which i discern the slightest
subtleties of color and tone challenges me. Each small piece of paper with an
identifier of it’s color source, specifically cut to create for the viewer a digital-age
impressionistic reference to a paint by number - my adult version of a puzzle.”