CUT PAPER

An ongoing exploration...

Virginia is fascinated with how the handwritten word on paper reveals surprising things about mind, memory and relationships.  She is now using her own personal journals and letters — cut, shredded and torn — to create works with papier mache, paper cutting and collage.

Extremely Private, Triptych, each 12 x 12 x 2.5", paper shredded from the artist's personal journals, rice paper.

  Bury My Ashes, 20 x 24", paper, the artist's personal letters.

Bury My Ashes, 20 x 24", paper, the artist's personal letters.

 
 Detail,  Extremely Private.

Detail, Extremely Private.

 
 

PAPER MACHE

The Bustier...

In the tiny-waisted, pointy-breast days of the 1950s and early 60s, woman from teens to grandmas wore a daily girdle and bras pushed into unrealistic anatomy. Long before "shapewear", the "Merry Widow" was a necessary underpinning for the strapless décolletage of prom dresses, formal wear and bridal gowns. Virginia Green — fascinated by the long history and the repression/attraction allure of the corset, bustier, merry widow — is currently creating a somewhat whimsical series in paper mache and mixed media.

Merrier Widow, 16.25 x 14.25 x 6.5", paper mache and mixed media.