After working on 200 Year Present for over a year, I returned to working in my studio with more room for experimentation and intuition. Each piece teaches me. One shape leads to another. My current work dives deeper into the painterly and sculptural potential of handmade paper with a series of intertwined, entangled and expanding abstract forms made from discarded textiles from domestic spaces in direct contact with bodies. I gather various colored cotton bedding and t-shirts from thrift stores, friends, family and my home. These fabrics hold known and unknown stories. The fibers absorbed the common but unique private human experiences of love, sleep, dreams, sex, birth, illness, care-taking and death that accumulate to shape our collective experiences.

Photo Credit: Phillip Maisel and Michael Hall

Don Don