These pieces are pastel collage. This is a technique I have developed as I have never seen another artist do this before. I create the very intricate and complicated shapes and compositions using many textures and patterns.This is the basic collage. I then apply an extremely heavy coat of powdered dry pastel over the entire piece. This homogenizes the elements and creates the image. I try to compose each piece with some relationship to a piece in a strip next to it. This is both arbitrary and deliberate. I go back into each piece and "brand" a simple image into and through the entire piece. Sometimes every layer is destroyed leaving a space to place a bright color behind. I also paint a circular linear element on the surface of each piece to hold the composition together and create the "whole".