About my process and mixed media technique     

I have developed of style of working with paper to build entire compositions. The paper is sourced from old maps, books, magazines or anything waiting to be recycled. The cut up papers add narrative layers. For example, a map of Switzerland is integrated into a Swiss scene or book pages about Hungarian architecture are cut and coloured to build an ‘architectural’ story on canvas. I apply acrylic paint to paper in a way that leaves the lines and letters partially visible. After I cut and paste a composition, I might use drawing and mark-making to pull the whole together. What draws me to this technique is presenting two different scales in one: integrating meaningful close-up details while also building a convincing picture when you step away from it. And also the scale of working with small shapes of colour to build a scene that reads large.