Trees to Paper to Trees


For a full year I collected all my paper waste that I would otherwise have put into the recycling bin. Every week, I was surprised to see the huge amount of paper that I had collected. I wanted to show the amount of trees that were cut for paper that, for the most part, I did not ask for. This project evolved on it’s own. I shredded all the paper and created free form shapes that are both pleasing and strange, resembling trees. Some are still standing and others have fallen.
One year collecting one person waste paper.
Shredded paper

Jason Mellin, Associate Director of Programming and Production of the Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, MA wrote a poem about my installation.

See the interview here on Youtube of Jason Mellin sharing a poem based on Christiane Corcelle’s mixed media installation piece, Trees to Paper to Trees.