The Paper Nautilus:
Home on a Leaf
The Paper Nautilus is part one of a three-part ballad of a Contemporary Icarus. The project started in 2013 and now consists of eight individual projects that explore concepts of home, family, and relationships through everyday objects like architecture, garden plants, furniture, children toys, and tableware. In its most recent iteration, the Paper Nautilus shapeshifted into a Home on a Leaf, where six projects consolidated into a transitory living space, temporarily occupied the Sullivan gallery space. There, I lived and worked throughout the month-long exhibition. Home on a Leaf was furnished with several modular pieces of furniture that were arranged based on my changing needs; a bookshelf with a sketchbook and art supplies for work; games to entertain friends, guests, and random passersby; a small transient garden where I grew a taro plant, a species of corm vegetables from Southeast Asia.