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Joanna Williams
EMBOSS: Paper on Paper, 2016
Embossed paper
Varying sizes

Emboss embarks on the consideration and exploration of the two dimensional surface of paper. The series endeavours to trace the sculptural drawings of folded paper which, when run through the press manifest a tension between two and three dimensions. The simple impression alludes to the different states of being and stimulates the sensory exploration of architectural and lineal form. The shadow gap created by the folded edges creates a surface depth which transforms the paper into a memory bank of impressions and traces.

Emboss is an examination of the concept explored and described in relation to artist Simon Schubert, “despite subjective perspectives, own mental images, internal ideas and historical factuality the viewer a part of the seen remains enigmatic.