Mixed Media Collage using found objects, odd bits of metal and repurposed jewelry and knick-knacks. All the work is figurative, depicting women in ball gowns, men about town or animals - sometimes a VooDoo Priestess or a ghost, but most often a lady at the ball. A major focus of my work is making something beautiful out of the "junk" in your bedside table drawer that you just can't throw out. Maybe an earring that lost its mate or an old clothes pin that you haven't used in years - my goal is to maintain the sentimentality of these items and prevent them from ending up in a landfill. I make my own handmade frames for my work from reclaimed wood (trim, clapboard and siding) from demolished buildings around New Orleans.