35pc Kundalini Rising II, Pat Campbell,
rice paper, reed and wood, 24” x 14” x 6.5”, 2009
31pc Play of Opposites, (YIN YANG), Pat Campbell
rice paper, reed, 48" x 36" x 7", 2002, $3,200
27pc Surf Play, Pat Campbell
reed, rice paper and wood, 65.5" x 86.375" x 9.5", 2001, $6,500
32pc Construction III, Pat Campbell
rice paper, reed, 8" x 7.5" x 5.5", 2002, $600
8pc Constructed Light Wall II, Pat Campbell
shellaced fabric and wood, 8'(h) x 8' x 2', 1980, $8,000 (+ installation)
8pc Constructed Light Wall II (Detail)
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; Musée Cantonal Des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland; Central Museum of Textiles, Łódź, Poland; Greenville Museum of Art, North Carolina; Flinn Gallery, Greenwich Public Library, Connecticut; LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, New York.
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.