I'm a salver. I make small art from the things most people throw away: a torn ruffle, a pocket, the fingers of a glove. I am batty for rich old papers, newspapers that come out of attics, and anything on which humans have scrawled. I like long striped socks and big boots and garters. I am Victorian without the prudery. In my previous life I was most likely a starving model for French postcard photographers and mediocre painters. I like to invent characters with big noses and watery blue eyes and clothes that are ragged and fringed--like me.