Marilyn McRae

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Paper Art

Some years ago a simple rolled magazine inspired my art. I was intrigued by the beauty and texture created by fanning the edges of the pages. Almost unconsciously, I began cutting, folding and manipulating the paper by hand, and in the process transforming the pages into three-dimensional images.

Most recently, I try to capture the fine line between something familiar, an everyday medium, and an image that draws the viewer almost inexplicably to something unique and unexpected. 

The composition and range of color of my work evolves from continuous experimentation. This challenge results in everyday magazine paper being used for imaginative concepts. The added dimension of the paper’s inherent text and imagery heightens the viewer’s curiosity. 

My emersion into material-based art and recycled magazine paper allows for unique design configuration and a particular focus onproblem solving.