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The Irresistible Terror of Loveliness (2001) quilling (paper), 38,000 pins (detail)




The Irresistible Terror of Loveliness (2001) quilling (paper), 38,000 pins (detail)




The Irresistible Terror of Loveliness (2001) quilling (paper), 38,000 pins (detail)



The Irresistible Terror of Loveliness (2001) quilling (paper), 38,000 pins (detail)


A HUGE thanks to the following people whose time, energy, fabulous color coordination and artistry are testament to The Irresistible Terror of Loveliness: Sarita Ahuja, Ehab Bandar, Amy Berk, Geoff Chadsey, Andy Cox, Katie Curtis, Ella Delaney, Barb Eaton, Reanne Estrada, Kirk, Michael Kirschbuam, Daniel Lawrence, David Lawrence, Elliot Lessing, Kim Mischowitz, Aaron Noble, Nicole Sanches, and Beth Stoker. Thank you also to Trisha Lagaso and Jen Lovvorn



The Irresistible Terror of Loveliness (2001) quilling (paper), 38,000 pins, Installation at Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco


The Irresistible Terror of Loveliness was a winding, writhing labyrinth of floral patterns coiling and draping creepily through the space. In this large-scale work, I covered the 61-foot west wall of the gallery with swirling narrow strips of brightly colored paper. The technique is based on an eighteenth-century craft from known as quilling or paper filigree. Like an invasive root system, the tendrils took over the entire surface of the wall.

Other projects that I have done that relate to this work include:
Patio
Morning Glory
Night Bloom
Spring

Spring Drawings
Drawings
Sunset
Forever Summer Part Two (in progress)
Forever Summer (in progress)


The Irresistible Terror of Loveliness (2001) quilling (paper), 38,000 pins, Installation at Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco (detail)




The Irresistible Terror of Loveliness (2001) quilling (paper), 38,000 pins, Installation at Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco