This installation piece was inspired by a visit to the Grand Tetons in Wyoming. I was struck by how suddenly the jagged peaks rose from the flat landscape.
"Float" seeks to capture that suddenness as well as the contrast between the immensity of mountains and the intricacy of internal forms. The delicacy within the tissue paper cut-outs is meant to be reminiscent of muscle fibers, in the way that they stretch and pull. The ink hatching marks at the peaks of the 'mountains' was inspired by striations of muscle. Yet the forms that have been derived from the minutia in the human body are arranged in such a way that they resemble mountainous, geologic structures. All at once, the piece is referencing the internal and the external: minuscule forms that are hidden beneath layers of skin and flesh, and gargantuan forms that exist in nature.
Ink on cut tissue paper, string