Frances Vye Wilson

My work juxtaposes the concepts of durability and fragility in the abstract and figuration of merged media works.

Frozen in time, the human scale forms are lightweight in an appearance that confute a hard, resilient and strong physical reality to a viewers touch.

In recent art works the paper from the mulberry and ficus trees processed by women in rural Thailand, is immersed in a hardening agent, formed around templates, then removed. As the veins of the bark open revealing a porous network, a magnified look at what appears to be an organic cellular structure surfaces.

These works relate to living organisms, resilient through the process of biological evolution, fragile yet capable of adaptability and survival.