Nan Goss

“Paper is my foundation for painting. Paper allows me the opportunity to explore affinities between itself, paint and other medium. The paper assemblages are pieced together with a diverse collection of handmade, embossed, & recycled papers. The paper surfaces are separately altered with a variety of processes including painting, printing, gilding, and patina, rust & wax applications. Through the process of cutting and marrying the various papers, I assemble and reconstruct the altered papers onto canvas, giving the colors and textures a tangible location. I create visual harmony from ensuing chaos. Pieces may be further enhanced with the use of thread, cloth and various industrial, natural or recycled embellishments.”