“Flirtation” is an original handcut paper collage on 5×7 matboard.

I am struck by her eyes. She was in a 1950s men’s magazine ad, and her eyes just captured me. Add a little background – textbook and old ads – and, obviously, someone for her to be looking at – that’s where I came up with “Flirtation”. I didn’t start with her, though, or the background. I started with the photo. I got a couple of baggies full of black and white school photos at a garage sale last year. This was the only one of a couple, and the crack in the photo between the two started telling a story for me.