I’ve been making collages for over 20 years. The work is constructed from thousands of pieces of cut or shredded product labels, vintage ledgers, illustrated book pages, and most recently, painted and hand printed paper. Using repetition and intuition guided by original designs, I explore the infinite possibilities of radial form, symmetry, and pattern. Influences include the history of textiles, outsider art, and indigenous folk art. I am from a small south Louisiana town in the US where the history of the Acadian people is prevalent. The perseverance, humbleness, and resourcefulness of this culture also has a deeply rooted influence on the work I make.