ARTWORK > EVERYDAY EPHEMERA

These ongoing collages originate from various collections of ephemera associated with my life's travels, rituals, and realities. Rather than discarding those quotidian leftovers, normally considered trash, I reassemble things like band-aids, crumpled napkins from the bottom of my purse, and notes home from my kid’s daycare into collaged compositions. Each collage represents a particular type of these discards and serves as a way to record, remember, and elevate the fleeting, everyday moments that make up a life.

Easter Candy 2016
candy wrappers and acrylic on panel
10" x 8"
2016
Cleaned out my Purse Collage
paper and foil on panel
10" x 8"
2015
Buttons
buttons and button packets on panel
10" x 8"
2016
NYC 1
paper and plastic wrappers and acrylic on panel
10" x 8"
2015
NYC 2
chopsticks, drawing, wrappers, and tissue paper on panel
10" x 8"
2014
Weekend in Holland, MI
paper, paleta stick, wire, ceramic tile, candy wrappers, and acrylic on panel
10" x 8"
2016
Beijing Collage
paper and plastic on panel
10" x 8"
2015
Ray Needs Diapers
daycare notes and acrylic on panel
10" x 8"
2016
Notes from Daycare
notes from daycare and acrylic on panel
10" x 8"
2016
Maternity (Great Expectations)
paper, white charcoal, and acrylic on panel
10" x 8"
2016
London
paper, plastic, and found materials on panel
10" x 8"
2015
NYC 3
wrappers, sticker, and drawing on panel
10" x 8"
2015

The collages have not yet been exhibited as a collection, but I have exhibited a few of them individually in group exhibitions such as 2017 Small Works at Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn and Gritty in Pink at Bailey Contemporary Arts in Pompano Beach, FL.