Ritual is described as an established or prescribed procedure for a religious or other rite. In my life and artistic practice ritual has become an important factor. On football Sundays I wear a specific shirt, sit in my specific seat, and do not eat anything during the game. These common activities are transformed to a higher importance, through ritual, to acts that help the Packers win. In my artistic practice I have embraced the technique of meticulously creating artwork using hand cut scrapbook paper, cut copper, needlepoint, and stacked paper. By spending countless obsessive hours on attention to detail I elevate my subject matter from a mere image to an iconic level.

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