For nearly 26 years, I've had an endless fascination with newspaper. It began with an assignment in a metal smithing class. I had to create a piece of jewelry which did not consist of any traditional materials (no metal, precious stones, etc.). I chose newspaper. I love to push the boundaries of its text, color and content. For example, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today have very different fonts. I love to juxtapose them to create wonderful rich textural patterns. I use Comic Strips because the characters' expressive faces contain bold, bright and powerful colors.