Topographic Iterations



Solo Exhibition at Carolina Nitsch Project Room, September 12-November 15, 2014.

Topographic Iteration I-VI. 2014. Pigment print on Masa Japanese paper, crumpled by hand.
48 x 84" (101.6 x 213.36 x 5.08 cm) each
Edition of 6 variants
Published by Carolina Nitsch
Photos by Joerg Lohse

Topographic Iterationa came out of my longstanding interest in folding. Crumpling is
a more chaotic form of folding. To make them, I take a high resolution photograph
of a crumpled piece of white Japanese Masa paper, and then print that photograph onto
another sheet of the same paper at the same scale. Then I crumple it once more.
The final object is a photograph of an original physical object and a real physical object
overlaid on top—or merged into one new entity resulting in an interaction of illusionary
(printed) crumples and real crumples.



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