In March 2020, I returned to making collages using upcycled newspaper. Inspired by my childhood summers spent in Northern Michigan, my first pieces are of my favorite Leelanau County views and experiences. My work includes the Great Lakes State, landscapes, florals, and Chicago residential architecture. I still use only recycled, colored newspaper to capture places unique to me and images I dream up.
Catherine is a newspaper collage artist based in Chicago, Illinois. Each piece is made at the kitchen table in her 350 square-foot-studio apartment. She’s joined by her co-worker Charlie, a curly-haired mini Goldendoodle. In her spare time, Catherine enjoys walks around her Ravenswood neighborhood, listening to her favorite band, Johnnyswim, and spending many summer nights at Cubs games.