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My series of work in process expands collage into the third dimension, using 17th century Dutch still life paintings as inspiration. These enduring, centuries-old paintings inspire my ephemeral and delicate sculptures. This juxtaposition places my work within the contemporary dialogue regarding disposable material culture. Still life paintings interest me because they lack a narrative or depiction of human interaction. The objects-and in my work, the materials used to depict those objects-are elevated as the subject, creating a “non-event” and an anti-linear space. The provenance of each object and scrap of paper I use is inherently important to me. I use these collected materials and screenprinted, patterned papers in my work in order to preserve them.