My work reflects my fascination with the dance between Control and Chance. Using only the pages of National Geographic as my palette, I collaborate with both seemingly polarized characters to carefully select and place each small piece of paper onto the canvas. What results is a perfectly cohesive and highly detailed image that, while beautiful at first glance, inspires the viewer to take a much closer look. I am a collage artist based in Boulder, Colorado, where I also teach art to young people, who continually inspire my passion for spontaneous and joyful expression. My work is inspired by my life's experiences and my desire to create images that are beautiful and thought provoking. Though the end of result of my work is an obvious goal, I am more fascinated by the process of creating art and how it mirrors the way I do life, and vice versa.