The pieces in this portfolio are created from thousands of pages of discarded volumes of Encyclopaedia Britannica, World Book, and the Columbia Dictionary.
The outcome of this work is an expression of my view of the connections between nature and culture. My interest is considering the associations between the tree of life, defined as the patterns of relationships that link all earths species and the tree of knowledge, defined as the connected branches of human thought realized in the form of writing and speaking.
This work is part of an ongoing experiment and series that uses the potency of printed text and image. Im using a cultural artifact as my material for many reasons that include its unique physical qualities, the meanings that it carries and to recognize its symbolic status. By restructuring familiar elements that in a particular format belongs to a collective consciousness, Im commenting on an aspect of our station in time.