||The everyday encounters I have with people together with the free newspapers, magazines, flyers and other print material I pick up provide me with the raw materials for my collage. I like the idea of creating something from nothing- from the detritus of everyday life. The bizarre juxtapositions that happen in the building up of the collage plus the spontaneous drawing is designed to capture a spirit of fun, precisely by not being overworked, - a new dimension, causing the viewer to smile at the bizarre imagery. I love the random nature of collage and the unpredictability of the outcome. It’s some kind of absurdity. A clash of things that don’t belong together but suddenly do. It’s fun. At the same time I am interested in how form communicates emotion so powerfully.