Paper Works

Using watered-down brown ink on paper and embossed designs with chalk pastel, this work explores a fresh consideration of architectural ornamentation. These works are insubstantial, a contrast to the fixed forms of architecture which are meant to last.

Pale ink on white paper fades almost into invisibility, making a ghost of an interior, like seeing something out of the corner of your eye that is not there when you look directly. The watered ink interacts with the paper making it slightly three dimensional (Arabesque and Victoriana pieces). Embossed designs can barely be seen, accented by a minimal application of colour.

Note: photos have been enhanced to ensure that the surface details can be seen online; this makes the paper look gray, however the work is on white paper.