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Jocelyn Chateauvert
South Carolina

Artist Statement Submitted 2015

I build worlds from the most common and least known material: paper. The ritual of papermaking is ancient, scientific, and rhythmic. I merge this science with the unknown by air-drying my pieces: the paper shrinks, twists and cockles, forming three-dimensional shapes more subtle than I could design. My paper forms revert to their botanical origins; I make plants from plants. Oversized and immersive, diminutive and whimsical, my pieces dilate the natural world and bring it inside.

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