During the summer of 2013, having lived in San Francisco for a few months, I started roaming the streets of the city, collecting numbers hidden in plain sight and sharing them online, one everyday, for a hundred days.
I went on an adventure on which I would be able to look back and say: “remember that time I took photos of 100 numbers?” There is a beauty in the ephemerality of the process, sharing a slice people's lives by bumping an ever increasing counter and then disappearing.
Over time, each photo was accompanied by a short anecdote related to the city and the number, and under the lack of meaning of cataloguing numbers emerged the history of San Francisco.
Numbers is a multi-faceted project. An offline transcription on canvas of an online experience. A piece of a hundred pieces. A limited edition marking its own completion in documenting the city.
Mixed media, laser printed, manually transferred on canvas.
Over the past eight years of sculpting paper, my approach of origami has become more abstract and complex, departing from the crane and windmill of our childhood to explore the ramifications of constant iteration.
The repetitive action of layering those simple folds over and over transports the mind to a transe like place, yielding intricate geometrical patterns.
Folding paper becomes folding oneself, being mindful yet acting mindless.
Paper is meditation.
Single uncut sheet of Zanders Elephant Hide or Mohawk Skytone Vellum.
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