On Place

Blurred Boundaries

2019, Site specific installation of screen printed and hand cut hanji (Korean paper) and maps

This installation utilizes screen-printed and hand-cut maps and Hanji paper to create layers upon layers of complexity. Playing with the polarities of micro and macro, I use screen-printed patterns sourced from electron microscope scans of Hanji paper which then inform my cutting. Hanji helps make the maps pliable, yet strong giving the work a sense of movement and fluidity. The piece seeks to disturb and displace the very intent of a “map” to locate and identify. In this era of global movement, this work is an act of disregarding boundaries that divide us and asks the viewer to contemplate matter and also what constitutes our interconnected world.