Janice_mcdonald_collage_010of my imagination! Crazy papers that suggest a mouth, an eye, hair -- somehow come together into a wild facial expression or abstract portrait. A lot of serendipity is involved.

After my Mom saw some 30 or so pieces of the Foundling series on display at the Arvada Center Holiday Art Market a couple of years ago she jokingly said, "Maybe I never really have known you all that well...!" But then I was the kid that saw faces in the clouds and the wood grain of doors.
So while this series is rather whimsical, compared to some of my other work, it is fun to explore what can come of parts and pieces. I think they could be displayed singly or in "families." Some people have had very strong attractions to specific pieces that reminded them of someone specific.