In Poetry Skins, rice paper is cut into delicate hangings comprised of poems. Selecting poetic works for their reference to the body, the words have been linked letter by letter into lacey panels suspended from the ceiling. The light material wavers with even slight movement, breeze or breath upon it, thus the poems are never static, responding to each viewer. Drawing attention to the sideways shift of the reader’s body in order to manage the text, while also creating a constant motion from the breath of the readers, the tangible, tissuous properties of language are conveyed.
excised Shoji paper, sizes variable, 2011