This body of work explores the relationship between the experimenter and the subject being experimented on. In these cut paper and painted worlds, devoid of gravity, a hesitant dialogue is taking place between the mechanical experimenter and its diaphanous and delicate subject. I’m imagining a time or a place when humanity may need to learn about life in a completely different context, and what instruments might we use to interact if faced with communication opportunities beyond our human capabilities. When building my cut paper compositions, I start with painted color fields that I imagine to be a mysterious liquid environment…something akin to the plasma world that Stanislaw Lem describes in his novel Solaris. From this environment, as if pulling rocks out of a nebula, cut paper structures begin to reveal themselves.