The possibilities for unending creative invention paired with skilled craftsmanship and happenstance intrigue me. I find them seductively lurking in the creation of paste papers and itajime (fold and clamp tie dye) papers. So much so, that I have been studying and working with paste papers since 1990 and with shibori (Japanese tie dye) since 1977.
I have elected to work with processes that allow partnership between creative intuition, effective design, process, technique, color and material. I usually work in collage, by putting pieces together, because this process permits me to assess the relationships between the parts during the development of an artwork and allows for changes in the work along the way.