The sculpture Paper Trail is a collection of crinkled blank paper bound in an abstract form of a book. The book, big in its size, is supported by a custom wooden stand.
"This sculpture responds to my recognition of events, experiences, and actions in life. Whether I am aware or not, they all have left marks on me." - Wan-Yi
According to the dictionary, the definition of a “Paper Trail” is the documents from which a person's actions may be traced or opinions learned. The artwork presents crinkles/paths created by both chance and control. Due to the fragility of the material, once paths are formed, they remain visible and cannot be undone. Using all the inherent characteristics resulting from the process and the material itself, the artwork intends to metaphorically draw recognition of different paths in life without passing judgment.
Size: 41" D x 25" H x 46"W
Materials: acid-free paper, wood, paint and hardware