Medium : Cut Paper

Randal Thurston
Cut Paper
Studio Number
Statement / Bio
For the last 25 years, I’ve been cutting paper silhouettes. What started as desire to reduce drawing to its most elemental form has evolved over time into something else entirely: a way using particular associative forms to think about beauty, mortality and, most important to me, memory. In essence, I think my work is about trying; trying to remember, to connect, to share and to learn who we are. What has been most curious to me is how much of my evolution came about through combining a highly structured, deliberate studio practice with an installation philosophy almost entirely dependent on serendipity. The precarious balance of knowing and not knowing is central tenant of my artistic practice. It has also had the curious effect of teaching me how to know myself.