For today I realize that I like to allow the artwork to create itself. There are occasions where I purposely place an object or make a mark. But there are more often times where I tear out a page from a book and use it in a painting. I am aware of the book that it is coming from, but I like for the meaning to present itself. It’s a very intuitive act.
With this approach I can see what is happening in my life, or what is going on within myself. Especially if I look back and read the material that I placed in a painting. There is something I find appealing to collage and mixed media artwork. I feel like it tells more of a story and has more personality and character. So far, this style of art is how I can accurately express myself the most.