Shanti Grumbine

“For Beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror which we are still just able to endure…” -- Rainer Maria Rilke, The First Elegy


I transform appropriated print media through paper cutting, collage, sculpture and printmaking. By removing, fracturing and scrambling text and image from journalistic sources and advertising, I make space for what has been censored or lost in the translation of experience into words. Referencing the aesthetic of illuminated manuscripts, commemorative paper cutting, binary codes and corrupted files, I address how media simultaneously informs and obscures our understanding of current events.