Shadow Play / January 17 - 30, 2014
BIO: I am a visual artist, based in Seattle, WA. A pervading interest in pattern and ornament led me to explore cut paper. The medium facilitates a particular response to material, shape, light, and space. The hand-cut nature is an important aspect of the work. The mindfulness of making permits breath amidst the rigors of my daily life. Ideally, the work exudes this same breath when experienced.
Currently, my studio practice is centered around creating site-specific installations to include public and private commissions, city parks, storefronts, and special events. Dramatic lighting actively engages the cut outs with vivid color, reflective light, and dynamic shadows. The oversized scale of these stylized, decorative motifs allow for varied interpretation. These ethereal environments are meant to conjure sensations of wonder and awe. It is within these moments that we become hopeful, curious, and inspired.