A few years ago I stopped using paint brushes in an effort to break patterns and discovered other means to work. The natural evolution of this research brought me to collage, an old practice that I always felt was underused. I approach collages in an innovative in the way, by using pictures of artworks from auction magazines. I tear and assemble images of famous art to create new images of my own. I also use large pieces of wall paper on my bigger pieces. This is my way of re-purposing material and paying tribute to artists that came before me.