In 2018 I received a Metropolitan Regional Art Council Next Step Fund Grant to study with artist and paper master, Jocelyn Châteauvert in Charleston SC in early February, 2019. While there I learned to make and manipulate over-beaten abaca paper to use as a sculptural medium. Returning to the studio I experimented wildly searching for my voice in this new medium. It has been a year of exploration and discovery as I create new work, including my first site specific installation for the 2018-19 Jerome Fellowship Exhibition at MCAD Main Gallery, October 4-November 10, 2019.
All images by Rik Sferra