Paper is wonderful in its simplicity. It is playful, delicate, colorless and colorful. It reflects light and creates depth; and accepts embellishment beautifully. These possibilities initiate my process for design which embodies drawing, sculpture and installation.
My practice is an intuitive expression of subtlety. Patterned and ephemeral, my work begins with a reductive approach to drawing. Either torn or hand cut, the layered sheets allow shadows to form from the edges casting delicate lines onto the next. The use of color is added in various ways. I embroider the paper with thread, embellish it with handmade paper, rub the surface with graphite, punch holes into the paper or enhance the piece with reflected color. The effect is subtle yet intriguing; arousing curiosity in the viewer and encouraging a closer look.
My intention for the work is to appear minimal yet monumental and at the same time celebrate the handmade. I strive to reach a simple, honest statement and to have the confidence to say more with less. The result is that the art creates a poetic spatial experience comprising both delicacy and strong definition.