The Empire

Examples from the 2007 collage series: The Empire. The artist works exclusively with her own photo images the old fashioned way, each image is painstakingly hand-cut and glued onto individually created backgrounds, without the aid of software.  Her collage is created from her collection of Japanese ephemera and mementos such as paper, old photographs, antique books and post cards, costume jewelery, and numerous other Japanese items gathered since childhood. Her Father traveled regularly to Japan and brought numerous gifts throughout her childhood, later her own visit to Japan as an adult and her studies of the culture inspired the work.