My paper sculpture, created by carefully cutting, folding, and gluing small pieces of paper into designs, is contemplative and meditative.
As I play with pattern and repetition, geometry and rhythm, light and shadow, I feel a transient sense of calm. My process, as much as the artwork itself, communicates a path to peace in a world of constant change.
I invite you to slow down and look closely at these sculptures. What looks airy and ephemeral from one angle is heavy and harsh from another. From afar, the pieces might seem flawless, but closer inspection reveals that hand-folded and -cut shapes leave little room for perfection. As you look at my sculptures, I encourage you to see things from new perspectives and feel the hope that lies amidst the turmoil.
I also use paper sculpture to compel viewers to contemplate the vast scale of alarming data points in the news. Too often, as we are buried by loads of information, we fail to take the time to consider the significance of numbers we see in the news. My hope is that by translating data points into concrete, physical forms, we will see the human element to these numbers, which will compel all of us to get involved and demand change.