I Hand Cut Thousands Of Paper Strips To Make Paper Carpets

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I make paper carpet installations. I was inspired by my desire to do something new with a simple material like paper.

This unique technique involves hand cutting thousands of strips of paper and twisting them tightly around a thin wire to get paper curls. I then glue them onto hand drawn patterns to make these works. The paper curls blend into one another and a sophisticated paper tapestry emerges from thousands of these connections. The technique is physically demanding but meditative and adds a layer of texture and visual interest to the works.

These works are detailed and reward close attention. My aim for myself and everyone else is to perform the difficult act of slowing down, both in making and consuming and really appreciate the beauty in small details.

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