My work is informed by my love old paper, letters, books and images, both as reminders of the past and as bits of pattern, tone, line and shape. What text exists on them acts as both content and visual device. With each work I select, arrange and collage these pieces creating both a support and pattern building on it with motifs that are suggested by words on the papers. Although I often start with an agenda I always allow each work to build its own image.

Louise Laplante