Works on Paper > Paper Horse Vestiges

Drawing with incense.
16½” x 18½” [42 x 47 cm]
Each Minute
Gold burned onto paper and paper cut-outs.
24” x 25½” [61 x 64.8 cm]
Drawing and Print
24” x 54” [61 x 137 cm]

Paper Horses or Joss Papers traditionally were either talismans or sacred papers to be burned to honor the deceased. What was represented in the paper was a message or literally the physical thing that will accompany the dead to the afterlife. In my version, I make portraits of conditions of this life. The formats are influenced by traditional papers, however the talismans and communication are for this life.

MEDIUM AND SIZE: Series of works on paper. Drawn, painted, and/or burned on Asian paper.