Recreating the new from the existing. The collages are visions from my dreams. The first dream I had was a snake and a turtle fighting each other. They were swimming in the blackness that was powerless to engulf them. It was a recurring dream throughout my early childhood and I still dream every night.
Using collage to create postcards, I communicate with other artists; sometimes the visuals reveal something about their story and sometimes I pull back the curtain for a peak at mine. The visuals are highly interpretive and the message intended solely for the recipient. I use visuals only, without words beyond the address and a note to those carrying the mail from my post office to their door. “This art is intended to reach it’s recipient, but please enjoy it while in your care. If you do find that you are drawn to it and it is too difficult to let it go, then keep it.”
Artists that inspired me when I first started honing my idea of visual communication via mail; a piece of art that would be touched and viewed by many outside the traditional space of gallery or museum were Lenore Tawney and John Berger.
I have a one dog now. He’s a senior dog I adopted when he was 11 and we’ve spent the last year and half attached at the hip as much as allowed by societal rules. I know we need rules. It’s protecting animals and people alike, but there are some rules that need to be modified or added as times change. This is where I hope to come in. Where Coco, my beautiful, loving, yet cranky long haired Chihuahua, wants to come in. He is my designated emotional support dog, which offers me some financial reductions in pet fees and flying, but nothing of a support animal. Other people who need their pets and rely on them for daily support need protections as well.