Digital collaging is my form of brainstorming, sketching and organizing ideas. I use images from my archive which include pitures I have taken, images from the internet, social media, and images my family exchanges with one another.
It is important for me to use a combination of different sources at once to create a visual space that is both personal to myself, but relatable to the viewer- be it a landscape, a phrase, food, etc.
Working with collages are both a starting point and a finishing point. They exist entirely without the paintings that they give birth to. They live separately and together simultaenously.
I go through a number of failed attempts that help me reach an image that I feel comfortable with. I follow what the images tell me do.
See Archive to have an idea on the images and visual information that I use as references- and inspire my work.