My collages are intuitive. I never know what they’ll look like – or what they’ll mean (to me, anyway) – until they’re finished.

This is very much that kind of torn-paper collage. It’s darker than my usual works, but in a mysterious, moody, “old money” way. It will look best matted and then placed in a very sophisticated gold leaf frame.

The references almost surprised me, with a nod to Florida (maybe) and misty swamps, plus travel – to Maine and around the world – with notes such as “powerful,” “create,” “play,” and “exceptional.”

If this were a painting, I’d add gold leaf to it. But, as a torn-paper collage, I’m leaving it as-is. It’s a very powerful piece in real life, and I’m both pleased and astonished by it.