The Year, 2023
Dimensions: 8.5x11x3", 365 pages
Medium: book of paper cuttings
To start, I used 365 pages, each representing a day of the year. I carefully cut each page into intricate designs that I later assembled together. The unique design of each page showcased the different perspectives and conflicts that arise in our world. As I worked on the piece, it took on a life of its own and became a reflection of the events of the past year and the challenges that lay ahead. It was a reminder of the urgency of life and the importance of understanding and compassion.
My vision was to capture the conflicts and turmoil of the world in 2020, both geographically and psychologically. I aimed to express the trajectory of the journey through permeability, arriving at a comprehensive vision from one point of view to another while flipping the blueprints to connect different locations.
After months of cutting and assembling, the piece was complete. It was a stunning masterpiece that displayed the different geographic locations and perspectives connected to each other that I had intended. Each page was carefully placed, creating a journey that flowed seamlessly from one day to the next.
For me, "The Year" is not just a representation of conflicts and turmoil, but a celebration of the human experience. It reminds viewers that the physics of our geographic location changes our perspective and that through openness and compassion, we can arrive at a bigger understanding.