Pat Campbell

31pc Play of Opposites, (YIN YANG), Pat Campbell, rice paper, reed, 48" x 36" x 7", 2002, $3,200

Pat Campbell

27pc Surf Play, Pat Campbell, reed, rice paper and wood, 65.5" x 86.375" x 9.5", 2001, $6,500

Pat Campbell

32pc Construction III, Pat Campbell, rice paper, reed, 8" x 7.5" x 5.5", 2002, $600

Pat Campbell

8pc Constructed Light Wall II, Pat Campbell, shellaced fabric and wood, 8'(h) x 8' x 2', 1980, $8,000 (+ installation)

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8pc Constructed Light Wall II (Detail)

Selected collections and exhibition venues:
American Craft Museum, New York, New York; Kemper Gallery, Kansas City Art Institute, Missouri; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California; Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts; Portland Museum of Art, Maine (2001 Art Biennial); Musée Cantonal Des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland, (11th International Tapestry Biennial); Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz, Poland, (International Textile Triennial); Greenville Museum of Art, North Carolina; LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, New York.

Pat campbell Detail

27pc Detail SURF PLAY

Paper is a natural choice of material for my work. It provides the translucency I am seeking in the constructions. It also provides a thin plane of material that is easily shaped and accepts the reed, wood and paper cord that I apply to it.

Paper is a fragile material. It can be easily ripped or torn. The structures that I make are quite fragile in appearance. To reinforce the fragility of the pieces, treated rice paper is effective.

My work is strongly derived from the Japanese shoji screen, which is traditionally made of rice paper. The qualities of paper now available are exciting to work with; primarily, I use a very simple, thin white rice paper.

Pat Campbell