How we perceive depth and objects is not a codified and certain thing, as anyone drawing two converging lines in a piece of paper may know if not entirely realize. We can perceive something as possessing of depth even while intellectually knowing it is a flat plain.
My work is an exploration on the vagaries of perception and created using traditional methods of printmaking and utilizing imagery that is figurative and involves identity. The ways in which depth is perceived, as physical or as illusory, inspired a series of three dimensional prints. For these works, the image is superimposed upon an original fabric form and mapped out through a complex series of steps. When fully constructed, a viewer can see the object itself as possessing physical depth through form that is simple and iconic, but can also see the detailed imagery upon the form as possessing a two-dimensional illusory depth. This series has logically extended to include a discussion on the use of fabrics and ephemera of sewing; new forms are made out of the old printed pieces, and made using the scraps of other prints. The original relief print is re-imagined into other forms.
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