It was two books lying unwanted in the reception area of my building that formed the foundation to this series of projects: how many of us consider what this says about ourselves? Not just in terms of waste, but also how we see paper -- the life this is drawn from and what this means for communication overall. In the spirit of books, these works speak in a few images what volumes, literally, cannot. Taking second-hand and discarded English and Japanese texts, these sculptures strive to give this overlooked, ignored and often forgotten medium a new life. My projects is far from finished. It can be expanded using nearly any other medium, showing how the origins and sources of a material ultimately affect everything they contact, even while the spectator remains unaware.
Samantha Huang was born in Taiwan, moved to Vancouver after graduating high school, and currently lives and works in London as a student of Art and Design at the London College of Communications.