The swirling, layered paper and acrylic sculptural pieces posted above are meticulously carved and layered by the hands of paper artist Charles Clary. The works possess a precise, graceful movement that is made even more alluring by the tart, punchy color palettes Clary selects. Going one step deeper, these colorful clusters reveal that they have roots in a slightly scientific direction.
From the artist: “I use paper to create a world of fiction that challenges the viewer to suspend disbelief and venture into my fabricated reality. By layering paper I am able to build intriguing land formations that mimic viral colonies and concentric sound waves. These strange landmasses contaminate and infect the surfaces they inhabit transforming the space into something suitable for their gestation. Towers of paper and color jut into the viewer’s space inviting playful interactions between the viewer and this conceived world. These constructions question the notion of microbial outbreaks and their similarity to the visual representation of sound waves, transforming them into something more playful and inviting.”