In the mind of North Carolina based artist Paul Rousso, the ink and paper era is drawing to a close. Texts, images, sheet music, currency - the paper document is being displaced by its transformation into so many bits of binary code, digitized for the screen and everyplace at once.
From his "painting with paper" collages to his latest creations of wildly outsized and convoluted sculptures of money and candy wrappers, Paul Rousso has sought to flatten the dimensional and elevate the flattened. Advances in technology have enabled him to delve into heat-tempered sculpting of the world's ephemera in surprising ways. Through intricately detailed renderings and exaggerations of size, Rousso's playful work captures attention, and allows the viewer to make connections to the ubiquitous paper all around our daily lives.