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New Paper Sculpture

Interviewed by Merrily Kerr

Article on Art on Paper magazine March-April eddition 2005

Time is essential to my work. Because over time I add more and more paper to a sculpture, the work itself ends up embodying the time taken to create it. The process is as important as the finished product and the simple act of making art every day is important to my practice. Buddhism, although it’s not my intention to show this. I started drawing lines and etching and then eventually, I began stacking paper and working in three-dimensions. Then I began working with Yupo, a synthetic, translucent paper made in Japan. It has an organic quality that makes it feel like skin. In these sculptures, the paper is beautiful, even sublime. Once, when I was in an airplane, I saw a beautiful sea of clouds below me that made me want to melt into the natural world. In the topographies that I cut into paper, human life merges with nature and all boundaries are dissolved.

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