Saturday, January 2, 2010
The pieces in this body of work consist of multiple layers that include painted, drawn, found, and sewn papers as well as encaustic. I am interested in the physical way that the layers cover one another, allowing some layers to remain covered while others show through depending on the density of the materials. The layers that lie underneath are just as important to me as the layers on top, both in appearance and significance.
The pieces represent an interweaving of old and new, or past and present and the transitional process between the two. I have been thinking of knots and bird’s nests as a metaphor for this ever-changing transition that relies on time and labor to reach a state of resolution or newness.