PAPER AND PAINT SERIES – Artist’s Statement

The forms of these works on paper began as paper. Through quick and spontaneous folding of children’s construction paper, letting them fall from a height and then accepting these chance arrangements, I am accepting the accidental, the not intended, the removal of the artist’s will.

I photograph without changing anything, print, then trace the forms and paint all with a painting wedge, thus eliminating the brush mark and arriving at a paper-like surface.

The title Paper, Rock, Scissors refers to the game by the same name and can be interpreted as a challenge, a power game, or the throwing of dice.