Ophelia’s collage work goes back to handcrafted artwork away from the digital process. She takes found ephemera and builds a story around the image using one simple shape, a swoosh, with comes from an Exacto No.11 blade, a simple turn of the wrist, a bit of glue and building upon layer upon layer of color to create an interpretation of the original found image.
Her illustration work appears in The Sourcebook Of Contemporary Illustration (HarperCollins International), Lemon Poppyseed (Gestalten Press), Impressive (Gestalten Press), Theme Magazine, 1000 Artist Journal Pages and the Crafters Devotional (Quarry Press), CSS Artistry (Peachpit Press), and on online magazines such as Two Dogs (Milan) and 617B (Taiwan). Her collage work will appear in The Second Annual UMBF 2011 Poster Calendar with Bruce Mau, Luba Lukova, Green Dragon Studio and others.
Ophelia also is a writer for KCET/PBS. Her column 404 City takes a look at the diverse web of communities, all of them interwoven by freeways, shared history, media, automobiles, and the ever present digital penumbra of cell-phones and computers. In addition to writing about our use of technology to connect off the physical plane she teaches and conducts workshops in Internet social technology at the Art Center College of Design/Pasadena. As an UI/UX designer for Redpoint Global (Boston) she has designed sites for Fortune 1000 companies and is all too familiar with the health insurance issues facing the populace of the US.