Carpet (detail), 2016
Unique embossing on kozo handmade paper
695 x 905 mm
Print. Imprint. Impression. Fingerprint. Footprint. Carbon footprint. Memory. Trace. Evidence. You leave your mark everywhere you go; on things you’ve touched, on places you’ve been, on people you’ve seen. And then, there’s what’s been impressed upon you. My work explores the relationship of mutual influence between inhabitants and environment. Newton’s Third Law states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Prints are beautiful proof of this transference of energy. They are records of marks made, documents created through the physical meeting of materials and of surfaces, images revealed via pressure over time: the scratch of a fingernail on a soft surface, the worn patches on your favourite pair of jeans, the mark left by the weight of your body on a mattress over time, crow’s feet and smile lines.