WORD was inspired by the blank page as well as the gallery itself. I knew I wanted to inhabit the room in a way that changed the space. I spent time in the gallery, absorbing the room. The images began to come: paper falling, words in space, scrims to interrupt the squareness of the room. The challenge of how to shape the paper was a compelling problem that excited me. I created my own glue recipe, chose fabric netting as a shape holder, then used pliable screening as slings to dry the paper into particular shapes. Netting was my lens, poetry my language. From there, my love of exactitude and simplicity influenced my direction.