There is an undeniable comfort in pattern and order. It is human nature to plan the next step and anticipate the future. Even the most intricat… Read More
There is an undeniable comfort in pattern and order. It is human nature to plan the next step and anticipate the future. Even the most intricate plans are changed by unforeseen forces. Our preconceptions and expectations are often wrong.
My work explores the thin line between projections and actuality. I find beauty in the unpredictability and uncertainty in life and human error. "There is no constancy in nature - there is only constant change - and lots of it"
I start my process with intricate hand drawn abstract patterns. These "plans" are first altered by hand cutting the drawings. I then layer multiple large sheets of cut outs and attach the paper to the wall. Gravity and other forces then dictate the composition and presentation. What was once a perfect plan is now illegible and tangled. This sculpture often rips and will never been seen the same way twice.
There is a strong tradition of paper cut art worldwide. I am fascinated with paper as a material because it was once a living organism. What was a tree is turned into an inanimate object. My art takes the paper and and returns it to a state of constant change. Read Less