“I’m always trying to find connections between things. That art is the juxtaposition of a lot of things that seem unrelated but add up to something recognizable.” -Pat Metheney
Candy, fortune cookie messages, candy labels, and vintage photos of interesting people are all things that intrigue me. The colors, and shapes of candy, as well as its packing, has such power over our senses.The recurring element of text in my work is derived from candy labels as well as fortune cookie messages- the small piece of paper tucked neatly inside an after dinner treat. Fortunes speak for the promise of hope, mystery and superstition. My work strives to combine all of these seemingly unrelated elements to create a new world in which their relationships become connected in a new and somewhat believable space.