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Mantle Rising 2019

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A  handmade larger than life sheet of paper made from pulped recycled cotton bedsheets soaked in river mud from the Lismore flood, traverses the floor rising up to the ceiling in a monolithic form. A  laser level tilt mechanism imperceptibly and incrementally moves a red line along, up, then back down the textured flood paper in an eternal looping cycle of tide and flood. The line picks up the textures and details of the paper terrain as it dances across the floor, suggestive of the beauty and value of a natural flood plain when in balance with the earth's rhythms. The red mark settles into a flat line as it rises up the vertical wall of flood paper in recognition of the sense of overwhelm and disaster of extreme flooding when out of balance. 

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