"Double exposure style digital photography collages"
Mandy creates digital black and white photography collages which are sublimated onto canvas, wood and tile. She is a self-taught digital artist and uses her own photographic images as a base before manipulating them into an abstract, layered design. Her pieces focus on the well-known landmarks of the city and the architectural aspects within. Mandy graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Computer Engineering in 2003. After moving to a new condo the West Loop in 2008, Mandy was faced with the task of decorating a large blank wall in her living room. She wanted artwork that represented Chicago and her new neighborhood, urban but slightly distorted, a piece you could look at over and over and discover new details each time. She began layering multiple pictures together to digitally create one cohesive design and her style was born.