More Korean paper making at the Center for Book Arts. This residency has allowed me to think outside my tradition mediums and ways to more actively incorporate liminality and indexicality into my art practice. Paper making and book arts are also very meditative. Between working with papers today and hand binding books a few weeks ago, I’ve been able to empty my mind enough to think through what I (try) to do as an artist-maker-thinker. Through these meditative arts, I’ve come to understand my work as both ritualistic and indexical in nature. I’ve also come to see my work as a bit obsessed with notions of not memory and existence itself, but the fragments, traces, and other marginal materials that allude to memories. I’ve also come to understand my fascination with collecting-archiving is less about control and more about my childhood fascination with the pleasures and limitations of Linnaean taxonomy.

More Korean paper making at the Center for Book Arts. This residency has allowed me to think outside my tradition mediums and ways to more actively incorporate liminality and indexicality into my art practice. Paper making and book arts are also very meditative. Between working with papers today and hand binding books a few weeks ago, I’ve been able to empty my mind enough to think through what I (try) to do as an artist-maker-thinker. Through these meditative arts, I’ve come to understand my work as both ritualistic and indexical in nature. I’ve also come to see my work as a bit obsessed with notions of not memory and existence itself, but the fragments, traces, and other marginal materials that allude to memories. I’ve also come to understand my fascination with collecting-archiving is less about control and more about my childhood fascination with the pleasures and limitations of Linnaean taxonomy.