Construction III by Pat Campbell
32pc Construction III, Pat Campbell, rice paper, reed. 8" x 7.5" x 5.5", 2002
Pat Campbell's work, which has been featured in the Lausanne Biennial, is influenced by the Japanese shoji screen, traditionally made of rice paper. "Paper is exciting to work with. It is a fragile material that can be easily ripped or torn,” Campbell says.”It is a natural choice of material for my work. It provides the translucency I am seeking in constructions." Campbell says. The graceful and symmetrical paper and reed objects that result, like Constructions III, have a sculptural presence enhanced by the interplay of shadows.