Just as the walls of old buildings reveal their history through layers of worn paint, tattered wallpaper and faded posters, my collage paintings use layers of color, texture and paper to create a glimpse of the past emerging into the present. Like a free associative mosaic or quilt, I build these evocative studies one element at a time, overlapping images that obscure some areas while exposing others. This allows the composition to reveal itself, expressing an inner landscape of dreams and memories.