Collage in Black and White

My black and white collages reduce the world to the realm of dualities–light and dark, space or object, or thing and not-thing. Space surrounds us, defining distances and articulating or obscuring the forms of things we recognize. We often experience the world in dualities–self and other, or object and space, for example. In Taoism, we call this duality Yin and Yang. I invite you to explore these cut paper collages. You can discover the worlds they suggest through simple cut and layered paper shapes with some charcoal drawing for tonal modulation. You may see the waves moving in the ocean or the patterns made by trees, but it is just paper, cut, arranged, and glued down.