after one and a half weeks of frantic designing, printing, cutting while kneeled and hunched over on the floor (oh my back!), i finally, with the help of my dear roommate) put up my final project for my installation class this semester. and it just so happened that we installed on the one, repeat: one, beautiful, sunny day that chicago's seen in the past month really. it was truly a blessing, and it made the papercut installation sing with clarity, brilliance and full out shine.
i am now completely obsessed with cut paper projects, and will be experimenting with other materials as well, maybe forming language out of wire, or different forms of pellon, or really, whatever i can get my hands on. thank you so much to everyone who's helped support me mentally and emotionally in this project - it really, the whole thing, has made me so happy. and now i'm equally happy that it's done.
and in case you're interested, here's the text of the piece:
she does not see far. the wind twists itself around and about her limbs, sends her hair into a fury, but she doesn't see far./she doesn't hear long. the sounds of rays that creep within the cracks of her skin make no impression on her eardrums./she tries to follow the feel. she touches the ends of things, gropes for a hanging-on of connection. the mouth she has./she lets it all in, and washes it all out. welcomes it in, and stands helpless as it all passes through.