Lani Asher: Artist Statement

My paper-based collages are constructed with photographs, painting, and drawings, joined together on the reverse side with rice paper and glue. I build up the delicate surfaces with layers of paint, pencil and rice paper, giving the collages a tactile and sculptural dimension. In 2016 I began an ongoing series of drawings that echo the shapes, colors, textures, empty spaces, linear qualities,and the narratives found in my collages.