Candice Oyer

Hand-cut paper, hand-woven paper, painting

studio: #22, 6 Vernon Street
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  • March
    2013, hand-cut paper, 36 x 24 inches
  • Chasing the Sun
    2013, hand-cut paper, 24 x 36 inches
  • Against The Grain I Go
    2013, hand-cut paper, 24 x 36 inches
  • 5-5-82
    2013, hand-woven paper, 36 x 24 inches

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Our world is complex and in my world dreams, memories and life experiences shape my visual language. I build my low-relief, three-dimensional interpretation of these experiences through simplified shapes and color using hand-cut paper, hand-woven paper and painting.

The act of these techniques is meditative to me and I find comfort in knowing my voice may not always be heard, but will be seen one image at a time.

I think of my work as a harmonious mixture of my background in graphic design and fashion design, bringing together graphic elements, weaving techniques and construction. Paper, like fabric can be transformed and manipulated telling a story to the viewer. I have really enjoyed experimenting with these different techniques and find inspiration with each project.

I grew up in Carlisle, Mass. and have lived in Somerville, Mass. since 2010