A series of sculptural paperworks considering the interactions of humans with chaotic external forces. These contemplative works pair geometric shapes with chance-process 'chaos' marks, both of which lie beyond the scope of the human-made, inviting the viewer to engage with the freedom of a natural system and to reconsider the relationship between damage and creation.
Works in editions are made with the same strict set of processes, with a necessarily unique outcome for each print. Pictured are the first prints of each edition.
These works are a continuation of an exploration into the absurd.
Chaos I: Variations
This series was made using a 6" circular copper plate in combination with several lightweight Japanese papers. Many of the prints are 'reflexive'; impressions of themselves disintegrating, exploding, distorting and degrading in successive ghost prints.
Using processes that are simultaneously highly controlled and unpredictable, a unique, handmade sheet of paper is marked under tremendous pressure by an inked plate. Crush-scars and negative spaces work in combination with ink marks to gesture at something beyond human limitations - a true absence of order.
Chaos I (theme) Monoprint on Ginwashi, 1/7
Chaos I, Variation II Monoprint on Okawara with pencil, 1/7
Chaos I, Variation III Monoprint on Okawara, 1/7
Chaos I, Variation IV Monoprint on Mura Rokubu, 1/7
Chaos I, Variation V Layered monoprint on Okawara and Ginwashi, 1/7
Chaos I, Variation VI Monoprint on Okawara, 1/7
Objects made from Japanese handmade papers
Maquettes for Cylinders, set of 4, Okawara
Untitled (after Artschwager), side view
Untitled (after Artschwager), Monoprinted Okawara
Untitled (yellow cream), side view
Untitled (yellow cream), Monoprinted Gampi and found frame
These pairs of monoprints are cross-printed on two individual sheets of handmade Japanese paper. Each side bears the 'damage' of the other, and the pale, textured second ghost print displays a record of this act of crushing/colliding. They are joined by a hand-drawn line that crosses the space between them. The placement of the plates is unique for each pair in the edition.
Reciprocals I Pair of monoprints with pencil on Mura Rokubu, 1/5
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