My friend Francesca Pastine is a talented artist whose creativity never fails to amaze me. Whether she is working in a conventional medium like oil paint, or less conventional media, she manages to produce work that is both beautiful and meaningful. For several years she has been working on a series called the Artforum Excavations. In these works she cuts and folds Artforum magazines and transforms them into art objects.
Her earliest works in this series remind me of topographic maps, with hills and valleys carved from the pages of the magazine.