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About the Artist
I create works of precision-cut, layered paper and inkjet prints. Like tree rings or geological strata, paper sculptures are artifacts of the creative process. They describe, driven by repetition and variation, time and change.
Designing digitally, I generate images by layering sequences of contours and transformations, sometimes over scanned images of acrylic paintings, as in Volute. Repeating or copying simple shapes like circles, waves, or teardrops, making subtle but significant changes as I go, each new instance or repeated shape is incrementally different from the preceding one.
I compile these transformations into a single image and organize its components into a sequence with each layer incorporating and building upon the next. The process is clear in Topo, for example, where the shapes grow incrementally larger from layer to layer. In Indigo Waves, the process is more subtle, but close inspection reveals a serial composite structure, with each layer including and expanding upon the layer above.
Once set, the images are printed, if needed, and laser-cut, each discrete, successive stage cut from a separate sheet of paper. After cutting, additional color may be applied, if desired, and then the cut, printed sheets are stacked, assembled, mounted and framed.
The completed works suggest waters, rocks, trees, and other natural forms, integrating distinct, overlapping moments into an aggregated whole.