[Fall 2010 – Fall 2011]
I’ve always been told to keep my school papers.
As insurance for faulty grade keeping and study guides,
we’re told to keep it “just in case”. So i did.
Hoarding homework, tests, essays, and graded labs.
A whole College Education worth of paper.
Instead of recycling it all, I kept the these artifacts of my college career in the hopes of reusing this material.
In the Fall of 2011, I developed a method of casting paper surfaces stiff enough to maintain its shape. After forming several of them on my own, I developed an understanding of how these could all fit together.
“a swiss cheese asteroid”
I began recruiting the aid of friends. Involving other people in the production of these paper surfaces began to inform my own method of construction. Aaron intentionally thickened the paper. Denise made a small paper construction. Brad saw this paper as a painting. Chris cast surfaces off crazy forms. Bobby and Stephanie surprised me with their textures.
I used the parts they made to construct this larger piece – a formless surface that folds into itself.
The final construction was exhibited with the images of the smaller pieces. The final installation of piece was placed in a wooded area.