Sneak Preview: Work from the new Tabula series

TABULA I, Cut-up grocery ads on Somerset paper, 22” x 30”, 2019

TABULA I, Cut-up grocery ads on Somerset paper, 22” x 30”, 2019

Tabula is a series of collages that I create from the grocery leaflets delivered to my home each week.  This work builds on past projects where I develop intuitive processes to transform the unwanted ephemera of daily life into meditative objects.  I enjoy experimenting with found materials as a means to uncover some intrinsic quality that I can use as the guiding logic for my choices as I create the work.  For this project the image of an intricate floorpan emerged as I experimented with the cut-up elements of the grocery ads: grids, prices, products and text.  Using the floorpan as the foundation for my arrangements, I transform the visual chaos and unremarkable content of the ads into a contemplative visual space.  

TABULA (tesT PIECE), Cut-up grocery ads on Somerset paper, 11 1/4” x 15”, 2019

TABULA (tesT PIECE), Cut-up grocery ads on Somerset paper, 11 1/4” x 15”, 2019

TABULA (tesT PIECE), Cut-up grocery ads on Somerset paper, 7 1/2” x 11 1/4”, 2019

TABULA (tesT PIECE), Cut-up grocery ads on Somerset paper, 7 1/2” x 11 1/4”, 2019

TABULA (tesT PIECE), Cut-up grocery ads on Somerset paper, 7 1/2” x 11”, 2019

TABULA (tesT PIECE), Cut-up grocery ads on Somerset paper, 7 1/2” x 11”, 2019

TABULA (tesT PIECE), Cut-up grocery ads on Somerset paper, 11 1/4” x 15”, 2019

TABULA (tesT PIECE), Cut-up grocery ads on Somerset paper, 11 1/4” x 15”, 2019