My artwork finds great inspiration in the stories of our past. I am fascinated with collage art- the process and technique of merging old photographs and found objects into a powerful composition. My recent work begins with an assemblage of materials that inform us of our past: old photographs, newspaper clippings, and objects from the past. I assemble the materials into an interesting composition and then utilize the collage as a inspiration for a drawing. The intersection of drawing and collage provides a vehicle into sharing the stories of our past. The goal is to engage the viewer with visual narrative to bridge the connection of the past to their identity.