embedded materials


This body of work investigates process, material, and surface. Handmade abaca paper, allows me to layer materials into the paper as it is created. The transparency of the paper, materials such as thread, graphite, matches, and wood embedded or once embedded, and how the materials react during the papermaking process all enriches the surface. The abaca paper along with the embedded materials is the starting point for the process of responding to the materials while making. Some layers are uncovered and others are left hidden creating an aspect of discovery and mystery.  This also obscures and transforms the nature of the original material, while revealing the process of creating the abaca paper.