52in x 94in x 10in, 112in at longest point
Handmade bamboo paper, pine
Scarred is a play upon preservation and decay. Comprised of monochromatic, handmade bamboo paper tubes, the piece is meant to reflect the movement and change within landscape. The shorter parts of the piece create a canyon in the otherwise tall and fluid tubes. Reminiscent of topography, it makes us question what has happened to the middle of the piece and what could have impacted it so significantly. The pieces around the middle scar are interacting with this trauma as they pull away from the center. However, this movement is meant to continue. One day, when the landscape heals, those pieces so strongly angled agains the center may one day slowly move back. There is a healing within the landscape even as trauma has occurred. And yet within the piece itself trauma is not inherently apparent. Trauma influences my work but is not always represented in it. There is a calmness, a serenity that accompanies the preservation and mourning and healing that is serves as a continuation throughout my pieces.