Artist Statement

Piles of discarded paintings, decorative paper, and photographs from nature books sit on a table in my studio.  I cut out shapes from these materials, rearrange them at random to create new images, and photograph the results.  I repeat this process several times, occasionally cutting up the photographed assemblages, sometimes manipulating the compositions using image editing software, to rearrange them further.  Additional images such as graffiti make their way into the compositions.  These spontaneous collages are the inspirations for the oneiric, colorful figures and shapes in my paintings.  It is this process of disassembling and reassembling that sets me forth on a journey that is both mysterious and exhilarating.

Contact Information

Contact Craig Moran (craig[at]