One Thousand Means of Escape

2010 – 2012

This work was initially created as part of the Pilotenk├╝che residency in Leipzig, Germany.

In an effort to explore how much I could do with one 500-sheet ream of paper, I cut each sheet in half and folded it into a paper airplane. I then installed the thousand airplanes, hanging from the ceiling, as if they were flying towards a door like a flock of birds.

I have been extremely fortunate to be invited to install One Thousand Means of Escape in various locations. Each project has its own challenges and personality, and the piece is re-engineered each time to hang as part of the existing architecture.