My collages offer the opportunity to look at common elements of everyday life in a new way. Using old book pages, newspapers, tissue, rusted washers and nails, bits of sheet music, or produce bags, I transform them into something of meaning to me. They have a history and a bit of mystery and it is inspiring to sit in my studio and produce something new made from something old. I often work in layers……. Adding, subtracting, obscuring. Look closely – you may be surprised by what you find.