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The source material for these collages is my own ink-on-mulberry-paper paintings. The ink bleeds through this highly absorbent paper, giving every fragment a two-sided possibility. This duality introduces instances of relatedness, difference, and serendipity. Although the fragments are harvested from either a single painting or multiple paintings, once the fragments fuse, they create a completely transformed entity. When this is 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. The mystery of this embodiment is an aspect of abstraction that intrigues me.