Hyatt Regency Chicago - Urban Art > We Are San Francisco 4
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The images are created from manipulated photographs, printed and then handworked on rice paper. The prints are then scanned and reconfigured to create digital collages. The photos are of friends and strangers, old and young, from all walks of life.
In my work, I contemplate nature's role as commodity in contemporary life. Compositions of animals, flowers, and trees, reminiscent of Chinese brush painting, are digitally painted. They are then printed and painted onto separate sheets of financial newspapers. These pieces are then each coated in packaging tape and assembled together. The process of laboriously coating the sheets with plastic creates a subtext of mass production and fabrication. My imagery references Chinese brush painting, drawing inspiration from Chinese masters such as ...