Paper Boat Projects
PAPER BOAT PROJECTS: I recycle the pages of current, mainstream art magazines by folding them into paper boats and signing the bow. This gives them new identity as artifacts. Grouped on a gallery floor they seem to indicate a current. On an acrylic mirror they are reflected as if in water.
Wall art that I have drawn and painted referencing the boats can be installed with the boat arrangements on acrylic mirrors. This challenges spatial boundaries visually as the wall art reflects around the boats. When the mirror is placed on the floor with paper boats suspended in a grid above it, movement and a new set of spatial experiences are provided.
Viewers are invited to take a boat and/or make a boat. As this changes the arrangement on the mirror, the viewers become participants in the project design.