Firelei Báez
Dominican Republic/United States, b. 1981

The way that paper contracts and has a memory is really important. It’s unlike other things. It’s fragile, but I feel like in its fragility it’s closer to a person’s experience.

Firelei Báez, in “Crossing the Line,” Mixed Greens Gallery, New York, filmed 2013, video, 1:02 minutes, available at