The “Personal Archaeologies” series of collages have been ongoing since 1990. Early versions were in response to great stamps collected from participation in “MAIL ART”, ongoing since graduate school in 1980. Work with interior designers left the studio cluttered with bits of fabrics and scraps of paper that seemed to beg for a creative resolution. Parts of monoprints, older paper paintings that didn’t quite “Work” and general special pieces of paper from travel and various interests made their way into the fabric like woven surfaces of the collages as I cleared a path through the studio desk top. These collages are like a history and intended to be mood pieces.