I like to think of my art practice as a convergence of architectural
design thinking and fine art. Right now, I have a couple of bodies of work with paper as my primary medium: the florals and the geometric wall tiles. My aim with the wall tiles is to
manifest a design language with line, shape, and depth, as Frank Lloyd
Wright did with his textile blocks. My floral pieces represent a slightly
different point of departure as an investigation of minute detail and (very) low relief. I am indeed interested in the field of design, and in the future I may reproduce my wall tiles in concrete or ceramic for interior design purposes. Or I may not, as the paper sculptures are themselves formidable art objects.
Paper is something I discovered over the course of the pandemic when I bought a book called Paper Sculpture: A Step-By-Step Guide (1994) after discovering a wealth of paper artists on Instagram. I didn't have any idea what kind of adhesives or techniques to use, and this book got me started. Paper jives well with my enthusiasm for figuring out how things are put
together and ascertaining how to achieve certain three-dimensional
visual effects. I always enjoyed modelmaking, and my paper
practice is an extension of that same drive. Something about the ephemerality of paper--not to mention the ease of working with it (you don't need a ventilated studio or abundant space)--draws me strongly to it.