The evolutionary path involving the appropriation of print media and the use of collage techniques began in an Experimental Works studio at New Jersey City University. While completing both a Master of Art and Master of Fine Arts degrees at NJCU, Buntzen explores and further experiments with newsprint fragments and collage production through a process of retrieval and reuse, giving new life and meaning to materials that would otherwise be discarded or recycled.
Isolated from context, fragments of visual facts and color print become a working palate creating arrangements of appropriated matter. The chronological phases of collage production vary. Objective and non-objective subject matter as well as realistic and abstract approaches are interchanged creating a differentiated body of work.
While some arrangements are exhibited individually, many become complimentary components that form module sets. These module sets occupy space as a cohesive group and allow the work to expand into a more monumental presentation.