PLACES I HAVE BEEN
This is an installation that was part of my graduating exhibition for my MFA titled Trace and Retrace.
During my MFA, I worked as a teaching assistant for Ashley Miller and fell in love with the repetitive process of paper making.
I am always interested in developing and trying new ways to display my art. For this piece it was important to me that the viewer could view parts of the piece from different angles and truly see the details and texture of the handmade paper.
Handmade paper from found maps, wooden dowels, installation-16’ x 7.5’, 2018
Places I Have Been is made from found maps of places I have been or lived. The map paper is folded as a traditional map is and rests on wooden dowels extending from the wall. The folded paper represents both an outdated map that is no longer functional and references to landscapes it embodies.
You can see more of my paper making projects on my website http://www.jackiepartridge.com/work