How I Felt is a collage series of game-full interactions with colour, shapes, words and multiple meanings. It is an interpretation of felt as both expression and material that layers geometric constructions, scrambled letters, shadows of figures and signifiers of art history into a complex puzzle. A puzzle that includes homonymy, anagrams, advertising, references to game shows, computer graphics and the absurd, mixing metaphor, nature and philosophy for sport.
Often we look for clues and signifiers in the world to understand what something means. Using this as a starting point, I executed a series of of two dimensional fictions as puzzles, placing hints to the riddles in the titles or in the shapes. The series also includes compositions and still life arrangements.
When assembling a collage, my approach is to apply found and cut-up images on stretched felt, layering felt, thread, paint chip samples, needles, images of Roman statues, animals and acrylic paint. The pieces are glued down, though there are references to stitching, as well as design within these mixed media compositions. In using traditional and found materials in contemporary ways, this series expands and comments on the game of cultural reproduction.