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The source material for these collages is my own ink-on-mulberry-paper paintings. The ink bleeds through this unsized paper, giving every fragment a two-sided possibility. This duality introduces instances of relatedness, difference, and serendipity that one could not create deliberately. Although the fragments are usually made from a single painting, once they fuse, they create a completely transformed entity. When mounted to a support, its new envelop of space, it may appear to resume its former life simply as a painting. Impersonating living beings, they move and gesture, generating uncanny resemblances that suggest life and presence. Standing, spinning, floating, twisting, and tilting, the mystery of this embodiment is an aspect of abstraction that intrigues me.