In this series, the three-dimensional monoprints are moving beyond the
two-dimensional surface of the paper. The duality of geometric,
mathematical patterns and pixilated images creates soft tension between
new and old technologies, and inside and outside realities.
I started to make monoprints in 1999 with the Rings Series, which was
inspired by the rings of the tree trunk. I continued to explore the
organic intricacies of tree rings with the Branched & Rooted
Series that appeared in 2004.
The Tree Spirit series is a body of work that is inspired by the
Monoprint process. For several years I have been making monoprints,
using nets to depict the layers and texture of trees. In the Tree
Spirit series, the actual net is collaged on to the canvas, creating a
relief that catches the mysterious spirit of trees.
The series of installations examines the similarities and differences
between natural phenomena in plants and artificial human activities.
The material used is mostly recycled paper, and the structure is
inspired by cellular images of plants as seen under the microscope.