@ Idea Exchange (Cambridge Galleries – Preston)
Soft celebration is a quiet observance and appreciation of all the small stages and events in life that when patched together, add up to who and where we are now. Utilizing a chine collé process, the artist has created smaller etchings, reliefs and monotype prints on washi- fine handmade Japanese papers. The images have been reworked numerous times before being assembled into larger compositions. Sometimes it seems like too much, is the artist’s largest composition to date- a 10 1/2 metre long scroll that sweeps horizontally across the length of the gallery. It allows the eye to wander the interwoven lines and symbols of cartography and plant-based imagery that evoke a continuous journey of growth, exploration and culmination.