A System for Intimacy2009 - 2010
This work grew out from the process of sanding the layers of gesso for the silverpoint process of the In Papyro series. These 'worlds' are made from the numerous pieces of sandpaper that were discarded. During the sanding process, as the sandpaper got 'used up', the gesso would adhere to its surface.
I found meaning in the process of laying down the gesso and its sanding to a porcelain-like surface. I saw in this procedure a way of getting to know my subject, of entering into relations with it. The pulling, pressing, pushing (whilst sanding) is a world within the work that I found myself getting lost in.