Thin Lines is a series of low-relief handmade paper made from pulped, discarded, colored bedsheets and t-shirts. The colors used in this project directly result from mixing the different colored fabrics. No additional pigments or dyes are added. The diagram in the piece, 9 points connecting to 9 points, is based on Athanasius Kircher's 1669 diagram, Ars magna sciendi, representing the broad range of interdisciplinary scientific questions. This body of work considers the complexities of human interconnectivity by recreating an altered and irregular version of this diagram with materials that lay closest to our skin. Within this framework, interpersonal and social complexities are represented through varying structures and organic patterns. Cast bed sheets and bed sheet inclusions interrupt linear plans. These occurrences and connections cause colors to shift slowly within permeable and malleable materials.

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Many thanks to Creativity Explored, Salina Art Center, Amy Leners and Michael Hall for their support in pursuing this project.


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