Artist makes intricately constructed paper based sculptures
I am an artist who makes intricately constructed paper-based sculptures. I am interested in the way this humble material can open a view into imagined worlds.
I began working with paper over 15 years ago. Over time, I became interested in how this simple material could encapsulate all my formal and conceptual interests. Paper comes in endless forms. It can be used in multiple dimensions. It is easy to handle and manipulate, and it is available anywhere. It is inherently ephemeral, but given the right conditions, it can last for centuries.
My current series of monochrome paper sculptures started around 5 years ago. For these works I transform paper’s modest nature by constructing objects that convey strength, intent, and durability, but which also require conscious observation and care. They are at once abstract layers and shapes, and also structures that from one moment to the next suggest fortress-like constructions, tiered mandalas, or complex mechanical gears. Cut and assembled exclusively by hand, these works can take up to 500 hours to complete.
The broad aim of this investigation is to use three-dimensional structure and intricate detailing to push the boundaries of paper art literally into a new dimension.
“All seeming things shine with the light of pure knowledge” Paper sculpture 18″ x 8″ x 8″ 2019.
“Everywhere transience is plunging into the depth of being” Paper sculpture 12” x 12” x 9” 2020.
“Strumming the chords of my heart” Paper sculpture 12″ x 12″ x 6.5″ 2022.
“Let your hand rest on the rim of heaven” Paper sculpture 20″ x 20″ x 6″ 2019.
“My looking ripens things and they come toward me, to meet and be met” Paper sculpture 12″ x 12″ x 6″ 2018.
“Our newly awakened powers cry out for unlimited fulfillment” Paper sculpture 30″ x 8″ x 8″ 2020.
“My soul is alight with your infinitude of stars” Paper sculpture 12″ x 12″ x 3″ 2021.
“The gate of heaven is everywhere” Paper sculpture 25″ x 22″ x 3 2021.
“The love that would soak down into the center of being” Paper sculpture 20” x 20 x 8” 2020.
“The song I came to sing” Paper sculpture 12″ x 12″ x 2″ 2021.