As a long time observer of nature, I take every opportunity to photograph its inspiring creatures and beautiful places. Mixed media collage provides a way to interweave personally meaningful images from the real world with my own visions of imaginary landscapes. The photos are combined with handmade painted and printed papers and vintage materials, often with stitching on top.

The artwork enables me to express my appreciation for our fellow species as well as deep concern about their welfare in the face of the environmental destruction caused by humans. My collages act as small-scale shrines to these elegant beings so different from us and yet so closely connected. I celebrate their existence with my art and hope that others will join me.

Helen Lozoraitis
Kitchen Sync Studio