OVER ICE (2020)
Cast white cotton paper.
12.5 feet x 13.5 feet x .5 feet high
(Installation: Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, Massachusetts)
Over Ice is a stark white topography made from handmade paper. Based on site photography in Svalbard, the work gives the viewer a sense of aerially surveying the landscape below. This shift in vantage point leads to a vertiginous feeling, an unsettling sense of whether we are standing on the ground or floating above it. Made with the help of the Dieu Donné paper studio, the work evokes Arctic landscapes based on both image and memory, with the white paper pulp emulating snow.
Collage works (Arctic Mountains, Svalbard I, Svalbard II, Svalbard III) and photographic documentation in support of the project can be viewed in the respective sections.