This series of collages from 2013 are fabricated by hand from layered paper and acetate, 4.5” x 6.5,” and ponder the institutionalization of the four elements: earth, air, water and fire. They are inspired by Aristotle’s definition for making good metaphors as “having an eye for the similarity in dissimilars,” each collage becomes an opportunity to gather from existing worlds and, through the metaphoric turn, generate a new world, one that is shared by the seemingly disparate visual contributors, an emergence of a new community of manifest meaning, awaiting the participation of viewers.