Notes on Clarissa is an ongoing project based on the 18th-century epistolary novel Clarissa by Samuel Richardson. The 99 collages in Notes on Clarissa (Volume I) are derived from 4 x 6-inch exhibition cards of my 2019 installation Ebb Tide at ODETTA/Chelsea. Volume I was shown in my 2020 solo exhibition "Uneasy Terms" at Undercurrent in Brooklyn, NY.

The novel's story is told primarily through the correspondence (500+ letters) between four principal characters, and details the drama of a young woman's seduction, violation and ultimate tragedy. Each collage alludes to one of the letters in the four-volume novel. The considered manipulation of exhibition ephemera highlights the interplay between the materials used in my installations and the photographic representation of that work. 

Below is a selection of collages from Volume I. CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE.


 

 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I) Exhibition card, Mylar, staples, eyelet
 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I) Exhibition card, acrylic paint, staples, eyelet
 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I) Exhibition card, staples, eyelet
 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I) Exhibition card, plastic garbage bag, staples, eyelet
 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I) Exhibition card, plastic garbage bag, staples, eyelets
 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I) Exhibition card, staples, eyelet
 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I) Exhibition card, vellum, staples, eyelets
 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I) Exhibition card, plastic mesh, staples, eyelet
 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I) Exhibition card, acrylic paint, staples, eyelet
 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I) Exhibition card, plastic garbage bags, vinyl, staples, eyelet
 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I) Exhibition card, staples, eyelet
 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I) Exhibition card, lenticular plastic, staples, eyelet
 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I) Exhibition card, acrylic paint, staples, eyelets
 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I) Exhibition card, lenticular plastic, staples, eyelet
 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I) Exhibition card, acrylic paint, staples, eyelet
 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I) Exhibition card, black foil, staples, eyelet
 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I) Exhibition card, plastic garbage bags, staples, eyelet
 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I) Exhibition card, paper & vellum, staples, eyelet
 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I) Exhibition card, black foil, staples, eyelets
 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I) Exhibition card, plastic garbage bag, staples, eyelets
 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I) Exhibition card, plastic garbage bag, staples, eyelet
 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I) Exhibition card, vellum, staples, eyelet
 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I) Exhibition card, plastic garbage bag, staples, eyelets
 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I) Exhibition card, lenticular plastic, staples, eyelet
 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I) Exhibition card, plastic garbage bag, staples, eyelet
 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I) Exhibition card, staples, eyelet
 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I)
 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I)
 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I)
 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I) Exhibition cards, staples
 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I) Exhibition cards, staples
 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I) Exhibition cards, staples