Man and machines have come a long way since the materials I use for my collages were printed. I use TV/Stereo repair manuals from the 1940s and '50s, along with Anatomy books for artists from about the same period. I spend a lot of time with the pages as I hand cut each piece and marvel at the machines' intricate workings and the human body's beauty that is just as intricate if we were to take it apart. Combining the two subjects is a direct metaphor for our lives today as we are lost without our devices (machines) and feel less human or cut off without them. Many live naked and are exposed to the world with their daily thoughts, pictures, etc. I often wonder how history will look back on humans as we move into this new machine age. This disposable electronic age seems to move forward with great leaps and bounds, leaving a mark on the world's waste problem. Will anything from our current machines feel precious enough to repair and make into future books? I have my doubts.