The Dive Paper Sessions

Born out of a love for all things paper - the colors, the patterns, the crinkle… and an elemental need to connect back to the process of making art.  with mixed media collage to break down the barriers of the blank page. When you let go of the idea that art has to "say something" it allows you to jump in, release expectations and revel in the discovery of possibility. The process delivers the message to you and the results speak for themselves.

No single image is created from start to finish exclusively. Small batches develop together and progress through approximately three main stages like a puzzle. Several batches and sketchbooks are also in the works at any given time.

 

Abstract art forces you to conceptualize.

which is precisely why people don't get it

It asks us to forge a connection on an emotional level simply by discovering our own relationship to color, shape, form and texture. There is no story being told. It is that blank space that sparks the pleasure of feeling - even if that feeling is indifference. 

Working with a variety materials, I've been creating mixed media art journals since 2001. They give me permission to let go of perfection and make a mess. They are a quiet ritual & time to myself that are chance to relax, calm my mind, and tune into my heart.