Maya Freelon Asante
Maya Freelon Asante is active/lives in Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina. Maya Freelon Asante is known for tissue paper abstract sculpture.
Biography Maya Freelon Asante
In 2005 I discovered a stack of brightly colored tissue paper tucked away in my grandmother's basement. After unfolding the tissue, I noticed that water leaked onto the paper and left an intricate stain. This event inspired a shift in my creative process. A few weeks after I started working with tissue paper, Hurricane Katrina began bearing down on the Gulf Coast and I witnessed "water moving color" literally, the power of nature, and the neglect of a nation. The sheer magnitude of the destruction and the remaining marks of flooding struck a direct connection to my artwork.
Over the past five years I have worked with "bleeding" tissue paper, witnessing its deterioration. In and out of water, ripped and
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