The works on paper and collage are an exploration of line, shape, and the use of materials. These studies are like playtime for me. This is where I get to move pieces around and try things I wouldn’t normally do on large canvas. The textured paper used as a base also creates a unique effect with the layers of paint. They take less time to do than large canvases and they typically form a part of the larger series . These begin with a pile of materials and some paint. The goal is simply to use the materials in an imaginative way.