desert (2015)

‘Desert’ is a series of collages inspired by a trip through the desert from Las Vegas to Palm Springs. The loud Vegas Strip rising up from that harsh and beautiful landscape was surreal, as were the cool mid-century bungalows with their primly kept lawns in Palm Springs. 

I wanted to capture those contrasts. In each collage, I limit myself to six or seven brightly painted sheets of paper, and using a knife as a pencil I cut out forms. I play with the composition, adding abstract shapes and letting elements run off the surface of the image.