Portfolio > Paper Pieces

Ripple series
ink and acrylic on layered paper, glued together and torn into by hand
10x10x3" each
2013
Ripple 6
ink and acrylic on layered paper, glued together and torn into by hand
10x10x3"
2013
Ripple 2
ink and acrylic on layered paper, glued together and torn into by hand
10x10x3"
2013
Ripple 9
ink and acrylic on layered paper, glued together and torn into by hand
10x10x3"
2013
Devoid
ink and acrylic on layered fabric
38x50x2"
2013
(detail) Devoid
ink and acrylic on layered paper, glued together and torn into by hand
38x50x2"
2013
White Eclipse 1
ink on layered paper, glued together and torn into by hand
11x 14x 1"
2010
White Eclipse 2
ink on layered paper, glued together and torn into by hand
11x 14x 1"
2010
White Eclipse 3
ink on layered paper, glued together and torn into by hand
11x 14x 1"
2010
White Eclipse 4
ink on layered paper, glued together and torn into by hand
11x 14x 1"
2010
White Eclipse 5
ink on layered paper, glued together and torn into by hand
11x 14x 1"
2010
Convergence I
ink on layered paper,glued together and torn into by hand
22 x 30 x 2"
2008
Convergence II
ink on layered paper,glued together and torn into by hand
22 x 30 x 2"
2008
Echo
screenprint and acrylic paint on layered paper
22x 30x 1"
2007
Afloat
screenprint on paper collage
2007
Effervesce
paint and screenprint on paper
2007
Cold Thaw
paint and screenprint on paper
22 x 30" each
2007
Debris
screenprint and paint on paper
40x 50"
2007
Peeling Panorama II
screenprint and paint on layered paper,glued together and torn into by hand
22 x 50"
2007
(detail) Peeling Panorama II
screenprint and paint on layered paper,glued together and torn into by hand
22 x 50"
2007
(detail) Peeling Panorama II
screenprint and paint on layered paper,glued together and torn into by hand
22 x 50"
2007
(detail) Peeling Panorama II
screenprint and paint on layered paper,glued together and torn into by hand
22 x 50"
2007
Peeling Panorama 1
screenprint on layered paper,glued together and torn into by hand
22 x 50"
2007
(detail) Peeling Panorama 1
screenprint on layered paper,glued together and torn into by hand
22 x 50"
2007
(detail) Peeling Panorama 1
screenprint on layered paper,glued together and torn into by hand
22 x 50"
2007
Burrowing
screenprint on layered paper,glued together and torn into by hand
22 x 30 x 2"
2007
$850
Pulsate #1
ink on layered paper,glued together and torn into by hand
11 x 14 x 2"
2007
Pulsate #2
ink on layered paper,glued together and torn into by hand
11 x 14 x 2"
2007
Pulsate #3
ink on layered paper,glued together and torn into by hand
11 x 14 x 2"
2007
Concavity #1
ink on paper layered, glued together and torn into by hand
11x14x2"
2006
Torn Horizon
paper, glue, paint
5 x 7"
2006
Indent
paper, glue, paint
5 x 7"
2006
Tidal
paper, glue, paint
5 x 7"
2006

Within my recent series of paper pieces, I construct layered pieces that become three dimensional from the process of compiling pieces of paper and fusing each piece together into a whole. Initially, I begin with screenprinting open fields of color onto each piece of paper, and then I randomly glue them together, creating a rectangular stack that I then tear into by hand. As I tear into the piece, color combinations emerge, creating a spontaneous composition that is derived from a subtractive process. The tearing process allows indentations or negative space to form, which becomes the focal points of the pieces.
I am interested in constructing pieces that emulate a weathering process, paralleling everyday subtle shifts, such as paint peeling or sidewalk cracks. The small fractures found in everday life resonate the human presence within the larger landscape, suggesting a vulnerability that is akin to an ever changing environment.