I always search at auctions and flea markets for antique books, old botanical posters, pictures of old furniture and illustrations of odd animals. Over the years I have collected a unique stock of images to choose from when I am making my art.
It always starts with one clipping that for some reason stands out that particular day and means something extra. It can be an animal with those sad eyes that reminds me of someone or that wonderful red sofa that just has to get included in a tea party. I always use my old iron scissors to hand cut all my paper clippings before mounting them on my patterned backgrounds of my own hand printed paper.
A collage can take one week or several months to make, all depending on the right images, amount of details and size.
After I have selected a motif to become a high quality print the process can be long. The motif has to be transeferred to a computer and get cut again in order to seperate the colours for the best end result on the high quality paper. It took me a year to find the best process of doing this, something I believe is new for the market.
The originals are one of a kind and all my graphic sheets are limited editions.