About Jonpaul Smith
Jonpaul Smith is inspired by the complex relationships of systems and patterns that control and dictate the world in which we live. He approaches his woven and constructed paper pieces from a variety of perspectives but common to all are the processes of disassembly and reassembly. His materials can be his original traditional and non-traditional prints, paper ephemera, and the packaging of everyday household items. No matter what material he chooses, the process begins with cutting the materials into strips of various sizes, then painstakingly overlapping or weaving them into meticulous, intricate compositions. His complex, tapestry-like constructs, make use of (and, in a sense, refine) pop culture imagery.