For me collage is the medium of the subconscious. Seeming random images magnetize into a story telling format. The themes are the product of spontaneous creativity Paper shrines are collages of images that inspire the viewer to develope a story about their own life's journey. By viewing the collection then choosing five shrines that attract your attention for what ever the resason, like or dislike. Place them in order from favorite to least. What you may find is an outline of where you are at in your life. This is similar to the process in the book Signs of Life by Angeles Arrien. She suggests that the placement of the five universal shapes ( The Preferential Shape Test) can show you where you think you are, your strenghts, where you are, your motivation, and unfinished business. I have experimented with the Paper Shrines through the use of this process of self discovery and have found it surprisingly accurate.