Mixed media is a visual art form in which disparate elements are joined to create a new and common theme. In the anthropomorphic pieces, the artist wanted to create collages on a human like form without making them doll-like. Many elements come together to form such pieces: paper, sticks, beads, buttons, paint, ephemera and more. Some of these pieces portray a joyful stance, others are more restrained and reflective. The abstracted landscapes and abstract piece each tell a story as well. The artist puts text next to these pieces to encourage the viewer to understand the artist’s intent and to help the viewer to establish his/her own interpretation. It is important that images, color and compositional elements each carry value in understanding the work.