Wallpaper series, 2002
In the series "Wallpaper," I work with old wallpaper from the walls of my apartment and floorboards and wallboards from my art studio. By looking closely at these familiar materials and marking them in an almost obsessive way, I explore the physical properties of the materials and my own emotional relationship to them as objects from my life. The markings on the objects are ritualistic—they are simple but full of intention. It does not require much skill to make such markings, but it requires a belief in the creative process and a strong will to complete this seemingly absurd work.