It's really quiet in here.

Inspired by the zen gardens in Japan - a quiet space that slows the eye down with carefully raked lines - this work with its rich surface detail, is an invitation to the viewer to step in - both literally and metaphorically. By simultaneous use of multiple shapes 2D and 3D, generating an effect of depth, my aim is to pull the viewer in a space that is free of symbolism, allowing contemplation about the moment one is in. Guided by the desire to slow down and extract meaning from things I consume, my process is just as important as the intent. Made with thousands of paper strips that I cut and curl into paper ropes before gluing them on hand drawn patterns, my process is time consuming, emotionally and physically demanding yet meditative - the result of which is translated as meaning for anyone who pauses to engage with the work and find beauty in small details.