I have always been attracted to blemished and dilapidated surfaces. The Fragment Compositions have emerged from the distressed sections of the found papers that I use in my work. They are composed together, expressing the imprint of time through faded and torn elements. The text is an important factor that may imply the title, subject matter, a background or a gesture to break up the surface. I regard these pieces as painting with collected papers and found colour which balances texture and subtle colour to evoke the past.