Riki Moss, The Paper Forest
At the recently 4-day event held in Haines Falls, New York, the humanitarian nonprofit organization Images & Voices of Hope
presented its Annual Summit, Mind Full Media 2012: Inside Influence
that included a reflection about the arts and culture and a presentation of a variety of artists and their performances.
The Images & Voices of Hope summit explored in a series of conversations the science of the unconscious mind and the covert influences on human behavior and media makers from all over the world working in journalism, marketing & advertising, and the arts were invited to take part in the life-promoting dialogue.
Participating artists for this year’s summit were comedian Chris Bliss, the band HEM, Diane Novetsky, Claudette Roper, Ying Ming Tu, and Riki Moss.
Vermont-based artist Riki Moss
has exhibited widely for over 30 years and she has been working with handmade Abaca paper since 2004 creating separate sculptures which integrate into a growing stunning installation she calls “The Paper Forest.”
“As these forms grew in the studio, I began to experience their collective presence as an entity, as a changing whole that expanded and grew with my own understanding,” said Moss.
“And because this work did not come out of an idea or a concept, but rather through a long process of sensual experience and experimentation, I began developing a sense of mutuality: listening for call and response,” she added.
In 2010, a partial installation entitled “COP10, On The Planet” was included at the United Nations Conference on Biodiversity Exhibition in Nagoya, Japan.
It has been also shown in Holland at the Museum Rijswijk and CODA Apeldoorn, for the Holland Paper Biennial. A variation called “The Tunnel” was presented at the Shelburne Museum in the summer of 2011 for the “Paper in 3-D” exhibition in 2011.