Edo Papers - A repurposing of embodied, elusive histories.
In 2017, I acquired several silver leafed book pages dated Edo period Japan (1603-1868). They were originally made by hand to conserve folding screens. When I picked one up, it fell apart. I then reacted to its parts, piecing them back together: an act of creation and mending. Lastly, I added small amounts of walnut and rapeseed ink, adding my handwork into the visual imagery in order to re-present them as contemporary abstractions.