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About my sculptures
I transform books–recognizable symbols of recorded and shared information–and their pages into new forms, using the iconic materials to consider the recursive nature of ideas, regardless of how they were recorded (e.g., in manuscripts, books, digital formats). Because I look at gain and loss, remembrance and lapses, permanence and impermanence, images of trees, plants and other organisms that have visible regeneration cycles, as well as the materials derived from them, are interpreted in my art. Read more of my artist statement here.
Materials and process
I use discarded library books and Elmer’s glue. First I rip pages out of the books, then tear the pages into smaller pieces, soak them in water briefly, blot them dry, paint them with undiluted glue, and then form them — either freehand or over an armature.