Will Marino
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Paper dartboards make up the bulk of the raw material I use in my work.I start by taking a hammer and smashing
out the center of the board, then I extract rings of wound paper,pulling them apart until I get to the outer edge of
the board.The rings of wound paper are then unwound into long strips of paper about the thickness of a brown
paper bag.All that's remaining of the dartboards color and pattern is on the edges of these long strips of paper.
As I rewind the paper strips new patterns emerge,intricate spirals and concentric circles replace the drak and
light wedges,numbers and text that used to be a dartboard.I work the rewound strips into different shapes and
pack them tightly into frames to create images that refrence the movement and flow of water and air,and the
sparkle and shimmer of the night sky .In the more sculptural work I take the same paper strips and wind them into
discs,I then push and pull the paper into bowls,cones,domes and arches.The paper is then treated with gel medium
and pigment to fix the form and give it color.