I work with found imagery that is predominantly cut and torn from contemporary and vintage fashion magazines. As a young girl I felt an attachment to fashion magazines, drawn to their colourful, glossy pages and photographs of women. I had trouble balancing my creative interest with a concurrent sense of guilt. In terms of my desire to look at magazines and see their imagery as inspiration for my own photography, but then the conflicting feeling stemmed from an aversion that I also felt (feel) towards the fashion industry. A warped world exists in magazine pages that advertises and perpetrates a limited, damaging image of women. I passively read them for years until I discovered the satisfaction of cutting them apart. I flip the power dynamic of mass media vs. consumer by intervening with the publication’s medium. Now whenever I read fashion magazines I am always holding a pair of scissors. I am looking to dissect them, to explore the small details in the pictures that I am attracted to and why. I look for the bizarre seemingly misplaced imagery or how the images become bizarre/transformed when I cut them in half or rip around their edges or remove them from their original context. I am drawn to the element of surprise in collage. There is a playfulness in joining images from many different sources, watching them interact and form new compositions that are covert and revealing at once.