I enjoy the feel and patina of old magazines. I love the quest for intriguing images, it's a challenge to arrange them into my interpretation of non-reality. My tools are nothing fancy -- scissors, exacto knives, and glue sticks.
I usually have no concept to start with. I let the images dictate the piece. It may not seem cohesive at the start, but the finished piece tends to say something about who I am as a person. Most of the images I choose represent a more simple time for me, when things weren't complicated by technology.
It helps me sort through feelings I sometimes think I can't control. It also helps me to understand the deep corners of my mind. It teaches me about me.
Surrealism is a big influence on my work .The absurd nature of it takes me away to another place.
I feel the minute I label myself an artist, I limit myself. I want to feel I can create whatever I am feeling that day. I don't want to feel pressure to create, I just want to do it.