laser-cut paper
Image of plane in trees created with laser cut paper

In this series of laser-cut paper, installations, and data visualizations, the focus is on the collapse of the infrastructure that supports our current cultural phylogenesis. It is a paleontological observation from the future, where our plastic detritus has become fossilized, where the technology we glorify has become primeval and a sequestered Nature is restored. Inspired by cataclysmic events such as Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Katrina, and the Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami; many of these pieces serve as reminder of forces at play on our earth.

These pieces begin as stained paper which is then laser cut and framed by pressing under glass. The floating frame allows the laser cut’s shadow to fall on the wall behind the image. These pieces are ready to hang, but an alternate, site-specific exhibit of unframed laser-cuts is another possible way of exhibiting the work.