At the end of completing a work, I photograph and rearrange the generated piles of paper; tiny pieces get discarded, while the rest are sorted and filed. I suspect many artists occasionally look at discarded materials in their studio and compare them to the materials in the finished work. These newly reshaped and recombined sheets of paper form the foundation for the Arrangements series. The early work in this series was arranged as a still life. This began to feel too literal, and the compositions eventually became more abstract. Read more »
All works on listed are inlaid cut paper. The archival cut papers are usually tinted with acrylic and/or flashe vinyl to expand the stock papers’ limited palette. The paper pieces are scalpel cut, inlaid (forming one layer) and adhered using reversible PVA glue. An isolation coat is applied before the final protective matte UV varnish.
As with any subject, I need a lot of help from reference photos. Here's four from yet (or never) to be made works.