I have no formal training in art. My grandfather taught me to paint, and my father taught me to build things. I am a scavenger and an obsessive collector. I search streets and alleys, junk stores and abandoned buildings looking for clues to explain the mystery of our world. I find stories in discarded things: stories about myself and stories about all of us; our cities and our shared history. I first began making assemblage, shadow boxes and collage images as a way to justify my relentless
Normand makes box constructions, collage, and assemblage using castoff materials and found objects. His work combines discarded furniture, broken toys, glass, paint, paper and printed ephemera to form enigmatic objects and imagery. Normand strives to reward the curious viewer by creating multiple layers of meaning and image.
Big Car Gallery Board Member, Southeast Neighborhood Development, IDADA member, Masterpiece in a Day Winner 2003; Master of Arts in American Studies, University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, Indiana 1989
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