As a lifelong photographer, I have taken thousands of images. The act of cutting apart my photographs to create collages was a natural progression. This led to the irreverent joy I take in cutting into sacred and honored art books. My source materials are wide ranging from fine art books, sleek photography books, magazines from the 1918’s to French fashion magazines. There are no limits when creating a collage, but for me, a good story told is always the goal. The titles of my finished collages are important. I read quite a bit and have saved favorite lines from books and articles. Using these saved quotes as titles feels like another layer of the collage.