Notes by Pristine De Leon
Like water, the land undergoes a series of shifts. This cyclical process of formation—a slow, invisible history—has been a topic of fascination for artist Brisa Amir. It is this cycle she addresses through paper, a material whose life is inherently tied to the land.
Amir plays with debris. Using a collection of rejected drawings and the debris of daily life, the artist tears, gathers, cuts, and blends. On a wall, there is a square composed of her miniature collages, cut, formed, and culled from parts of previous drawings. Laid out on the ground are works created by immersing paper on water, distilling and collecting, blending and reaping, until material is made anew.