The graphic artwork I create is constructed from a combination of richly layered papers, found objects, and handmade textures. My intricate designs are a unique balance of simplified shapes, architecturally straight lines, and abundant textures and colors that gracefully work together. The creative process starts by gathering a variety of unique papers for inspiration. Working in layers, the base is comprised of hand cut and assembled simplified shapes with black lines that help define each boundary. Handmade textures are added by transforming flat pieces of paper into 3-dimensional objects, utilizing design techniques such as paper quilling, weaving, or hand rolling hundreds of tiny paper balls, tubes, or cones. Once the textures are carefully formed, they’re meticulously positioned one by one to create the overall surface texture I’ve envisioned. Found objects such as unique beads and various metals are added to help enhance each design and provide inspiration for an overall focus.