As a collage artist Kristi is fascinated with the use of color, pattern and texture and tries to combine these elements in her work in an innovative and exciting way using a combination of papers, paints and other embellishment materials.
Kristi also feels challenged to continue to push the boundaries of technique, subject matter and provocation. She is keen to understand some of the driving forces that shape our culture, communities and social patterns. Therefore, each piece and series is thoughtfully researched and conceptualized to tell a story through the use of familiar imagery richly layered throughout each artwork.
Major influences in her work include pop art and pop culture, Hollywood, music and fashion. Games from her childhood have also had a major influence in her latest works, which are rich with hidden imagery.
Her technique is still evolving and employs an exploratory and playful process, which can incorporate costuming, photography, graphic manipulation, collage and painting.
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