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The other day, I had an opportunity to look at works I did in the past. This is something I rarely do. Looking back is just not my thing. The oldest of these works I had spread across the studio was created fifteen years ago. Actually, I was pleasantly surprised to see that most still made sense to me and were relevant to what I was doing today. It was as though I was standing on top of a cliff observing the path and the necessary detours that led me to where I am now.
Almost all of my works are done on or made using paper. Furthermore, they are all created methodically, based on systems. These systems consist of a predetermined structural component that includes setting up rules and the more fluid, which involves repeating the process and building the piece. In other words, the elements of order and the potential for chaos both reside in the system. My earlier works rely on systems resembling rituals, expressing consistency, continuity, and a state of calm and order. I’m currently inspired by the concept of play, where rules and structural elements are set up to highlight and encourage playful transgression.
study 110113, 10x10cm, pen on paper, 2013