Paper is an exciting medium for me because it allows me to explore many artistic dimensions. It feels like I’m sculpting, drawing and painting simultaneously. I start with the liquid pulp, layering sheets into molds. I add handfuls of pigmented pulp
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Sylvia Schwartz
Sylvia Schwartz, 'In Between', 2015, Paper, Minimalist

2015

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Paper is an exciting medium for me because it allows me to explore many artistic dimensions. It feels like I’m sculpting, drawing and painting simultaneously. I start with the liquid pulp, layering sheets into molds. I add handfuls of pigmented pulp so that the color becomes part of the structure. The molds are cast from both natural and hand-made forms, including clay coils, volcanic rock patterns, seaweed, and my own fingerprints. The piece takes these ingredients and forms something new. The flow of the pulp (a natural phenomenon in itself) meshes with the forms to join the natural and human elements. I feel like a conductor helping the pulp diverge and converge under the constraints provided by the mold. When the molds are removed from the sheets, they leave evidence of form, time, transformation, rebirth and decay. The human trace is left in fingerprints and coils. The repetition of shapes and textures in both the natural and man-made elements provides a measure of stability, a reference point. Interruptions of the pattern become a focus, as accidents, playful gestures, or deliberate demonstrations of our lack of control over our world. The human and natural forms merge, to reveal our inexplicable dependency on the natural world. The process of making unifies the experience of nature, art and humanity, while also imagining the objects as part of a common history.

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  • Dimensions
    H 41 in. x W 32 in.H 104.14 cm x W 81.28 cm
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU17223596832
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