In “Recursive Revisited”, photo copies of a self-portrait that I made 30 years ago were cut into different shapes and sizes. These self-portrait fragments were then sewn back together incorporating birch bark, handmade paper, and hand woven fabric. Blind contour self-portraits that I made during the past year were then collaged onto the finished piece. The frame is made from tree branches and handmade paper.
Throughout my artistic career I have worked primarily with natural materials that are altered and decompose when exposed to the repeated cycles of the seasons. My work is created using elements from nature, and it eventually decomposes and returns to nature.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
I am a Minneapolis based mixed media sculptor and installation artist who works primarily with hand-made paper and organic material found in nature. My work depicts the complexities of the human condition and the fragile, stark beauty of our ever-changing natural world. I have exhibited in national and international juried exhibitions since 1994 and was on the faculty of the Minneapolis College of Art & Design from 1995-2005. I hold graduate degrees in both Visual Studies and in Mathematics, and was a founding member of Form+Content Gallery in Minneapolis.
© Leah Golberstein