This collection of paper collage work asks viewers to consider how their appreciation of function informs their perception of beauty.  

 

William Morris declared, “Nothing useless can be truly beautiful.”  The truth of this idea and its inverse are put to the test through an imagining of experiments that a curious thinker might sketch onto the pages of a notebook.  

 

Images of human forms juxtaposed with those of inorganic structures create surreal dreamscapes that blur the line between creature and machine.  Elegance and brutality exist simultaneously in these scenes, expressing the torment, confusion, and isolation that ego casts onto flesh.