Rachael Ashe presents a new series of cut paper art, installation and sculpture inspired by a maximalist’s love of surface design. This exhibition of intricate work was created through hands-on cutting and carving of paper, exploring pattern design and the concept of “slow work”. Slow work means creating mindfully and savoring the process while allowing it to take as much time as needed.
Curated by Jasmine Hynes, the exhibition demonstrates a new direction in Ashe’s paper art, elevating the complexity of her design elements. Inspiration is drawn from everyday life — clothing, interior design, and architecture — which are combined with patterns spontaneously generated during the process of cutting.
Central to the show is a modular installation of thirty-six individual hand-cut pieces created over five years, featuring Japanese and Islamic patterns, arranged as three-dimensional tiles. The exhibition also features limited edition hand-cut screen-prints in collaboration with The Hive Printing.