Paper Automata

2009

The Invisible Woman Series (part 1): Paper Automata
For this exhibition I began experimenting with paper automata. I have always loved wind-up and mechanical toys. I decided to create several using paper gears, cranks and shams. Viewers were encouraged to pick up the devices and spin the handles. More are forthcoming.

About the Invisible Woman Series
A series of contemporary phenakistoscopes, pop-up books, paper dolls, automata and interactive dioramas.

Motivated by my interest in storytelling and inspired by recent events indicating a potential newfound status, this semi-autobiographical body of paper works explore contemporary roles through the aesthetic and political lens of Victorian mechanical toys and early animation devices. This body of work was created for a group exhibition entitled "Relics of Futures Past" at Greylock Arts.

Invisible Woman Automata