1st: The Ever Expanse, 2011, Paper collage with powdered graphite, 26” x 24”
2nd: Night Flowering Tree, 2008, Paper collage with acrylic, graphite powder and pinpricks, 36 “ x 30 “
3rd: Eight Pointed Star with Sun, 2011, Paper collage with pencil, 10” x 10”
Continuing my interest in geometry and mediums that lie off the beaten path, I found this work by Lena Wolff to be very intriguing. The first image, The Ever Expanse, caught my eye immediately because of my love of astronomy, and drew me to the rest of her work. She works mainly with paper collage (which I think is so neat!) and describes the process of art-making as being very much like quilting, in that she, in her own words, handles the paper “as if it were fabric, using needles and often joining multiple panels of paper together to make paper quilts.” What I love most about these pieces is the amount they are able to communicate and the interest they hold while being so incredibly minimalist. Her goal is to convey a mythical, spiritual air with her work, which I think she accomplishes both effectively and beautifully.