A body of work tracing the path of ink as it flows over folded, curled or crumpled paper.
on Paper Landscape
series explores the interaction between fluids and solid form. A
given amount of black ink is released to flow down ten identically
folded paper forms. The paper structure traps, channels, pools and
splits the flow as gravity directs its path over the paper. Despite
the similarity of the folds in the paper, the quantity of ink and the
gradient at which the structure is inclined each drawing is unique.
apparently simple drawings are the result of a complex number of
influencing factors. Although clearly different in form and medium,
this series closely relates to the Path
of Least Resistance
which traced the paths of people walking as if they were water
running off the land, downhill to the sea. Here the paper is treated
as a landscape and the force of gravity, fluid dynamics and surface
tension all act upon the ink to determine its path through the paper