Back in 1998 I gathered discarded items from
the streets of
Carrollton and made collages. In my studio
I would arrange items
like they were puzzle pieces, carefully
set works aside, coming
back later to make adjustments,
before gluing the
materials down on masonite panels.
Upon completion, a
Bible verse, phrase or impression would
come to mind. A friend
once called this kind of art-making
about "Air Strike"
collage is the frozen activity of God breaking
my life apart. You can
think of it as a "Matrix moment."
Stop action, the
butterfly at the epicenter, swirls of glitter,
and large red shapes
broken up and cast away. Too wonderful
to put into words. How
Jesus dealt with powerful matters
that shaped how I
thought about myself and those around me.
unrealistic expectations, and bitterness.
Jesus does answer. He
can overcome. He leadeth me.
I love glitter. At 53
years glitter brings me into the dazzling
brilliance of Jesus,
who is the Vast Intensity Joy
Q: How do you
know when it is done?
When do you
stop arranging items in the piece?
A: " It's sort of
like a person who puts icing on a wedding cake
or a person who
arranges a floral setting, when all the elements
are in place, and
it is pleasing to my eye---it's done!! To you the
materials may look random,
but believe me, each color, each
texture is carefully considered before being glued
down. I am
Beautiful Fire 1998