Identity Narrative

My figure drawings on paper construct a narrative about identity. Moving the figure into dimensional abstraction, I offer alternative realities to expand the concept of self. The figure looks inward. Collage-like, the work is created with multiple layers of shapes cut from plastic film. The transparent and translucent films offer a variety of exhilarating optical shifts as they migrate across the picture plane. Within the complexity of the composition, an expanded version of self is explored. 


Shirley Wagner, Human Architecture, works on paper, Artezona Gallery

“Human Architecture” work on paper