I draw on my 30-year background in art and graphic design to create works with images, typography and architectural elements from eras past and present. Fascinated by antique pieces, old papers, ephemera, letter forms, textures, colors and graphics, I work to combine these items into creative layouts. I draw inspiration from unique objects with interesting textures, histories, patterns and letters found while hunting through the aisles of antique stores and the garage and basements at estate sales. Those found items, from old books to rusty hinges, work to stimulate ideas for the pieces I create. Acting purely on intuition and experimentation, I work to develop cohesive arrangements that reflect my passion for the items I find, as well as my love for their unique aesthetics, historic reminders and interest. With an affinity for minimalist layouts, my abstract mixed-media collages are intended to simply highlight the fundamental beauty of old metals, aged papers and graphic design.