My works form a collage of life, of all of the characters we encounter jostling for our attention, interrupting our thoughts, disturbing our dreams and creating the fabric of culture. I combine vignettes of daily life, patterns from textiles and ceramics, historic and vintage scenes, still life, and allegory. My work evokes a graphic novel, book of hours, journal, encyclopedia or storyboard, and incorporates the pictorial language where image intersects with design. I create open-ended narratives with singular or groups of images, resembling a scene on a stage, or a movie still. A sense of place, and time passing is suggested, the events of the world are combined with unrelated, contrasting thoughts, in images and symbols. Practical objects are paired with ornamental flourishes that are romantic, even humorous. The ordinary becomes mysterious.