For my collages, I use small pieces of paper as my palette and “paint” colorful and detailed pictures. They are composed of images of ancient manuscripts, totems, petroglyphs, tapestries and urban graffiti. For each collage, I consciously use source materials that represent different religions, languages and styles. The collages pay homage to those who came before and celebrate the uniqueness of our varied heritages. At the same time, they illuminate the human interconnectedness and cultural melding that define our global society. For me, this cultural amalgamation characterizes my secular and humanistic worldview.