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Collected with the patience of a forensic scientist, paper stripes emerge from my discarded and shredded documents, notes and paper artworks. I redistribute fragments of discarded content on a rigorous grid to make the grid melt into a continuous and natural stream. It’s a laborious process, of many levels of paper selection, of shredding and re-cutting, and of looping the paper strips individually before constructing a collage. The “Shredded Series" are not mere statements about recycling. I grounded this body of work in the principle that the resilience of human mind seems to always patch, to rebuild, to dig out meaning and shapes out of chaos. The intense meticulousness of the process coerces the eye to search for meaning and worth.

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Shredded 49, 2016, collage, paper, w12" x h12"

49.Shred.detail.1b.w.jpg Shredded 49, detail.


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Shredded 16, 2010, collage, paper, w30" x h23", private collection

37.shred.w.jpg Shredded 37, 2012, collage, paper, w20" x h16"

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Shredded 36, 2012, collage, paper, w12" x h12"

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Shredded 35, 2012, collage, paper, w12" x h12"

34.shred.w.jpg Shredded 34, 2012, collage, paper, w30" x h23"

33.shred.w.jpg Shredded 33, 2012, collage, paper, w30" x h23"

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Shredded 32, 2012, collage, paper, w20" x h16"

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Shredded 27, 2012, collage, paper, w30" x h23", NYU Hospital collection

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Private collection, Series of shredded 23-24-25-26, each 12" x 12"

9.shred_23.w.jpg Shredded 23, 2011, collage, paper, w12" x h12"

8.shred.22.w.jpg Shredded 22, 2011, collage, paper, w21" x h17"

7.shred_21c.jpg Shredded 21, 2011, collage, paper, w12" x h12", private collection