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What I really hope to achieve with these collages is to evoke a sense of place, and to slow the viewer down by giving them an array of information. Offering the viewer a roadmap of an America that seems both imagined and real: a blending of artifact and artificial, past and present.

“Collage making may be the inevitable expression of the democratic experience, of the constantly decomposing and recomposing…” as stated by Jed Perl in New Art City. It is taking something with a history and making into something new. It is reflective of the society that we live in, as the essayist Ralph Ellison well describes the United States as a “collage of a nation”.


Their memory's like a train: you can see it getting smaller as it pulls away and the things you can't remember tell the things you can't forget that history puts a saint in every dream.

~Tom Waits

collage, pajon, print, mythology, antiquarian, victoriana, epic, allegory, vanitas, death, skull, landscape, etymology, natural history, anatomy, danse macabre, memento mori
Mixed Media Collage on Antique Book Covers
10 x 26in
2015
collage, pajon, print, mythology, antiquarian, victoriana, epic, allegory, vanitas, death, skull, landscape, etymology, natural history, anatomy, danse macabre, memento mori
Mixed Media Collage on Book Cover
12 x 12in
2015
collage, pajon, print, mythology, antiquarian, victoriana, epic, allegory, vanitas, death, skull, landscape, etymology, natural history, anatomy, danse macabre, memento mori
Mixed Media Collage on Tin Target
13 x 13in
2015
collage, pajon, print, mythology, antiquarian, victoriana, epic, allegory, vanitas, death, skull, landscape, etymology, natural history, anatomy, danse macabre, memento mori
Mixed Media Collage on Antique Book Covers
40 x 13in
2015
collage, pajon, print, mythology, antiquarian, victoriana, epic, allegory, vanitas, death, skull, landscape, etymology, natural history, anatomy, danse macabre, memento mori
Mixed Media Collage on Book Covers
25 x 25in
2015
Hands Remember What the Heart Forgets
Mixed Media Collage on Antique Book Cover
13 x 10
2015
collage, pajon, print, mythology, antiquarian, victoriana, epic, allegory, vanitas, death, skull, landscape, etymology, natural history, anatomy, danse macabre, memento mori
mixed media on chromolitho target
20 x 20in
2015
collage, pajon, print, mythology, antiquarian, victoriana, epic, allegory, vanitas, death, skull, landscape, etymology, natural history, anatomy
Mixed Media Collage on Antique Book Cover
12 x 18in
2014
A Whisper, A Handshake, A Drop of Blood
Mixed Media Collage on Antique Photograph
15 x 12in
2013
Rev. Vischer, the Holy Ghost, and the Damp Breath of the Past
Mixed Media Collage on Cabinet Card
3 x 4.5in
2013
A Brief Tale of Myopic Conflict
Mixed Media Collage on Book Covers
8 x 20in
2013
Hunters, Hazards, and Haints
Mixed Media Collage on Lithograph
30 x 22in
2013
Beauty in the Small Bones, the Shrew's Head, the Finch's Beak
Mixed Media Collage on Cabinet Card
5-1/2 x 71/2
2013
Ward Boss, Strike Breaker
Mixed Media Collage on Cabinet Card
5 x 7in
2013
A Stiff Uppercut Replaced a Fixed Bayonet
Mixed Media Collage on Cabinet Card
3-1/2 x 4-1/2
2013
Aviary of Kept Men and Hungry Messengers
Mixed Media Collage on Book Cover
12 x 14in
2013
Fish of the Flood, Beware the Swift Current and the Rocky Shore
Mixed Media Collage on Book Covers
39 x 7in
2013
The Hunter's Gambit
Mixed Media Collage on Tin Lithographed Target
24 x 24in
2013
Three Remain, Three Lost, to Drowning Diphtheria and Ennui
Mixed Media Collage on Cabinet Card
5 x 8
2013
Lost a Brother, Gained a Wife
Mixed Media Collage on Cabinet Card
5 x 7in
2012
Sleight of Hand, to Tame the Untame
Mixed Media Collage on Cabinet Card
5 x 7in
2012
Open Hands to Stay the Winds at the Messengers Back
Mixed Media Collage on Cabinet Card
5 x 7in
2012
Brothers, Bruised of Hand, Hushed of Voice
Mixed Media Collage on tin type
7-1/2 x 5in
2012
Buzz'd Whispers and Light Kisses
Mixed Media Collage on Cabinet Card
5 x 7in
2012
"They Lived on Smoke and Whiskey, Wins and Losses"
Mixed Media Collage
10 x 7-1/2in
2012
A Cage to Keep the Bold at Bay
Mixed Media Collage on Cabinet Card
2012
Pursuant to a Poisoner; a Craven Amongst Killers
Mixed Media Collage on Cabinet Card
6 x 8in
2012
Lies Unfurled Like Cheap Ribbon
Mixed Media Collage on Cabinet Card
3-1/2 x 4-1/2
2012
The Dirt That Passed Beneath Her Feet Spoke of Burning and Betrayal
Mixed Media Collage on Cabinet Card
4-1/2 x 6-1/2
2012
A Dagger for the Vermin and a Ribbon for the Heart
Mixed Media Collage on Cabinet Card
5 x 8-1/2in
2012
R. Holylund, Tobacconist, Amateur Naturalist
Mixed Media Collage on Cabinet Card
5 x 7in
2012
Barker of Gilded Truths, Handler of Rare Lies
Mixed Media Collage on Tin Type
3 x 4-1/2in
2012
These Callused Hands That Worked the Land
Mixed Media Collage
6 x 9in
2011
Knots Slip as Birds Cry Warning
Mixed Media Collage
5x 6in
2011
False Direction and False Profits
Mixed Media Collage
9 x 6in
2011
A Century of Progress
Mixed Media Collage
14-1/2 x 12
2011
"Lady Lazarus"
Mixed Media Collage
6 x 9in
2011
Roadmap to a Little Graveyard of Hopes
Mixed Media Collage
14-1/2 x 12in
2011
Only The Wind's Home
Mixed Media Collage
14-1/2 x 12in
2011
collage, tintype, cabinet card, photograph, ink, found paper, pencil, matchbooks, matchcovers, linen postcards, childrens books
Mixed Media Collage
5 x 7in
2011
Endpapers Dissolved into a Fog of Danger and Lost Love
Mixed Media Collage
2-3/4 x 4- 1/4
2011
Buckshot and Riches Stole Promise From His Breath
Mixed Media Collage
2-1/2 x 4in
2010
Rail Lines Cut Canyons Through Her Hair
Mixed Media Collage
2-1/2 x 4-1/2
2010
Prairie Family Plain and Tall
Mixed Media Collage
6.5 x 9.5in
2010
A Southern Wind to Breathe and Shine
Mixed Media Collage
2-1/2 x 4-1/2
2010
Valentine for the Death of the Oil Industry
Mixed Media Collage
7 x 10in
2010
Strong Medicine and a Heroic Moustache
Mixed Media Collage
3 x 4.5in
2010
Mr. Morris Stephens Cousin of Grandpa Jacob
Mixed Media Collage
5 x 7in
2010
The Mask that Grins and Lies
Mixed Media Collage
4.25 x 6.5in
2010
Death Knell to the Captains of Industry
Mixed Media Collage
4-1/2 x 6
2010
Gulf Coast Memento Mori
Mixed Media Collage
4-1/2 x 6-1/2
2010
Be Careful of Raised Hand and Gold Leaf
Mixed Media Collage
2-1/2 x 4in
2010