It is important for me to create pieces that have a purpose. I strive to create an interactive experience for the viewer that allows (or requires) them to think differently than usual. The collage work that I made was inspired by Hugh Kretschemer is a photographer and graphic designer from Los Angeles. Kretschemer is recognized for his “endearing use of metaphor, and handcrafted, trick-the-eye elements.” His work is highly conceptual and admirable because almost all of his pieces intrigue the audience and succeed in capturing their attention. It was important to me that each collage incorporated an element of surprise, an element that would force the viewer to look twice and try and figure out exactly what was going on in the image.