“My ‘LIFESCAPES’, my
Digital collage pieces are quite exciting for me. There’s such freedom in being able to photograph exactly what I find
aesthetically appealing and then to be able to combine or collage these photos back in the studio in Adobe Photoshop and In
Painter. I am then able to manipulate these photos, adjusting the image, colors, values, intensities, etc. just as I do when
When my husband of 48 years passed away I was lost and looking for a new way to express myself. These pieces are
the healing process that allowed me to move on. Each is very personal and talks about my "one day at a time".
This journey was healing and rewarding. My husband always said one day computers would create art and I
argued that artists would use computers to create art. I think he would have like this series very much.
“This new medium “digital collage”
allows me to piece together ideas, concepts, visual elements, pieces of experience and memories rather than just bits of paper
and is perfect for me to be able to put to paper my thoughts, ideas, and messages.” The first are photos and stories
from an emotional Camping Trip with my neighbors to the California Desert - the first trip without him. The rest are
from several trips to Mexico: Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta and San Miguel de Allende and to Italy and Spain with Flying Colors
Art Workshops. Each set has it's own color harmony and feeling based on the actual location the photos were taken at. Included
are several personal items that meant a great deal to both of us. The circles are both our wedding bands. I had
them linked together when he died and have worn them ever since. They seem to show up in many of the pieces. One of the pieces says it best.
The Excursion, the journey begins.....Here are my latest digital collages...There are over 50 in the series. Most
of these are an edition of 12. The framed pieces are framed with a cherry wood frame and white archival mat.