The Shredded series begins with discarded personal documents, notes, and paper artwork. After a laborious process of selection and cutting, with the precision of a forensic scientist I loop and glue these paper fragments into a rigorous grid, creating a woven texture of colors and lines that refuses to obey the old authority. Instead, each piece invents its own narrative and order out of the refuse's chaos.
The Shredded series is not merely a statement about recycling. I want the intense meticulousness of the process to coerce the eye to search for meaning. I ground this work in the resilience of the human mind and its determination to patch, rebuild, and excavate form from entropy.