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Dimensional Paper & Textile

 

"Paper, Skin, Air", was originally the title for my drawing show at University of New Mexico's Harwood Museum in Taos in 2007. It has since become the identity for a body of work that I began ten years ago. The early lighter than air drawings were less dimensional, small, and conventionally framed. As the pieces grew larger I abandoned conventional framing when it became clear that they needed space to breathe. The Harwood drawings were the first to be attached directly to the wall. Plexiglass shields distanced by dowels at four corners allowed them to gently billow and stir in the ambient air. It is important the work feels alive.