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Category: Painting, Professional
Series of paintings and installation using acrylic and sumi ink on layered hand-cut papers. My paintings show how patterned, highly-wrought, decorative elements coalesce from the chaos and contingency of an organic environment--and how they dissolve into that environment again. I begin each piece with a stain of color, the product of chance evaporation of ink and water from the paper as it lies on the floor of the studio. From this shape, I nourish the landscape of each painting, coaxing from this organic foundation the development of diverse, decorative forms: braids of hair, lattice-work, sequined patterns.