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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. The mystery of this embodiment is an aspect of abstraction that intrigues me.