Ana Paula Estrada
I CANNOT SEE YOU, 2018-ongoing
Artist Book, Unbound, Handmade Paper (100% cotton), 10 pages.
Edition of 1 of 5 available. 21cm x 15cm.


Poignant and emotionally raw, Ana Paula Estrada’s I Cannot See You (2018) explores a relationship breakdown, using paper made from her ex-partner’s abandoned t-shirts. She constructs her narrative from a poem, an emotional journey propelled by her harvest of what remained physically from her experience. In the inaugural Pivot, Estrada’s video and book works related the lives of older friends, in homage to people so often side-lined in Australian culture; in I Cannot See You, the physical and emotional strains in the artist’s own life compel our attention.