The Paper Temple

In 2012 I was invited to bring my studio into the Pence Gallery of Davis California for the month of October. The idea was to let the public watch me work.  I took the opportunity to build a Paper Temple in the gallery and to invite visitors to participate in the project by creating cut paper elements that were incorporated into one of the walls of the Paper Temple or were hung as visual wishes that swirled above it.

 

Many individuals as well as school groups contributed elements and returned throughout the month to see how the temple was changing and growing.

 

The completed Paper Temple was composed of five suspended panels that curved to form niches, each with an opening that looked into a central “Sacred Space”. Each niche had a different character, reflecting five different ways that one might approach the topic of Spirit.