17 Feb

Meditating in Paper

I shared the backlit rear view of this piece at the end of last week, and now here is the front. I’ve been making variations of this style of work a few times over the last few years, but this is the most perfect and largest version to date.

Meditation

The first photo above was taken while the work was still in-progress, and the last photo in this post is the completed version. You can see refinement in the completed shape because I was working towards a circle, which is about 13 inches in diameter.

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I think of creating these pieces as an act of meditation, but there is something about looking at one that is meditative for the viewer. Even though I’ve made pieces like this several times I think there is more to explore, so I know I’ll be making more in the future.

© Rachael Ashe