“Rather than collecting beautiful materials for collage and mixed media, I look for those that have had a troubled past.
I want to draw attention to the innate beauty of the stains, foxing and velvety patina of old book pages and the grime and grunge of “road kill” papers rescued from the street. Sometimes these found papers are finished pieces with very little intervention on my part, and in other cases I distress papers by soaking, laminating, staining, scorching and sanding to give them still more history.
I take pleasure in giving these humble materials the loving presentation they deserve.”
Janet Jones, artist