Caroline Jane Harris explores the complexities of nature through a labour-intensive paper-cutting technique. She responds to visual phenomena in nature; the endless geometric patterns found in all levels of existence. Using tree formations as her starting point, Harris creates an abstract representation of nature, through the symmetrical rendering of digitally printed photographs, which are then hand-cut and layered. The process is meditative and obsessive, requiring concentration, repetition and discipline. The hand allows for subtle distortions and reminds the viewer of nature’s imperfections. Once layered, the two dimensional paper-cuts have an inherent sense of depth creating a kaleidoscopic and abstracted imitation of nature. Harris explores the dichotomy in science and art, traditional processes and contemporary practices. Having graduated from Camberwell College of Art, London and a Fine Art Printmaking degree at the University of Brighton in 2009, Harris has already exhibited in the UK, India, Singapore and Basel. In 2013 Harris was selected as a finalist for the Aesthetica Art Prize and is the winner of the Chelsea Arts Club Trust Stan Smith Award.


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Untitled, 2012
Lot Number 53
Hand-cut layered matte paper
22.4 x 29.1 x 2.2 in (56.9 x 73.91 x 5.59 cm)
Courtesy of the Artist and Scream Gallery
Signed on frame verso

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  • Dimensions
    22.4 x 29.1 x 2.2 in (56.9 x 73.91 x 5.59 cm)