Media: Acrylic mirror, hanji paper, intaglio prints, 2015.
For this site specific installation, I distill my memories of making paper at Daeseung Hanji Village in S.Korea. Set in a dream like valley, the experience at the paper factory was transformative. The sky reflected in the just-planted rice fields that surrounded the area and the milky vats of white paper pulp merge together in my mind. The transformation from bark to paper lingers in my memory as the ultimate representation of change that is constant in our lives. In an ironic twist on “metamorphosis”, I turn paper back to a ghost like form of mulberry branches and multiply them in reflecting pools of mirror. The surreal juxtaposition with the historic rooms of Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum plays with our understanding of place and location.