MY PROCESS OF USING MY PHOTOGRAPHY TO MAKE COLLAGES IS ABOUT RECONSTRUCTION. WHEN I TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS, I'M COLLECTING WHAT I SEE AS BEAUTIFUL AND WHAT MAKES ME FEEL CONNECTED TO THE WORLD, USUALLY FROM NATURE, THEN I CUT, TEAR AND JOIN THEM TO CREATE SOMETHING NEW. THE ACTUAL PHYSICAL HANDLING, SHUFFLING OF THE IMAGES ALLOWS FURTHER CONNECTIONS AND INTERPRETATIONS. BY MAKING THESE CHOICES, I GAIN CONTROL OVER THE PIECES TO RESTORE SOME ORDER, SOME RESOLUTION - BUILDING SOMETHING OF MY OWN.