300 (diam) mm (smaller), 620 (diam) mm (larger)
Eight paper collages: relief-printed etching on Velin Arches 180 gsm rag paper
‘Explosion/implosion, exhale is an example of circular paper lace, loosely based on the idea of a paper diagrammatic of crystalline formations. It is an investigation into two-dimensional representations of three-dimensional forms that flatten and fragment spaces and landscape. A mapping of a microscopic view, an exploration or knowing of other worlds.
My work is an investigation into spaces and self through mapping and measuring: measuring landscapes with small grids, each fragment a small element of the measured world. The work primarily uses paper with printmaking and sewing techniques. In this work, the use of printmaking continues to develop a mapping; an exploration of space.
The work is fragile, yet self-supporting through its construction. The crystalline forms are adapted from an 18th-century representation of crystal rock formations; the facetted, abstracted solids are the cut-outs of the formations remade into movements and geometric shapes.’