MacDonald, Kristie Lynn Anne
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This paper explores a series of artworks entitled Doppelgngers, wherein found objects are paired with detailed copies. Within this body of work I duplicate a range of scrap papers including envelopes and short notes with distinctly torn edges exhibiting haphazard and idiosyncratic features that are not likely to occur twice. Each original object within these pairs is explored as a document and a site where various forms of information reside from written text on its surface, to the material information revealed by the condition of the physical object itself. Each small mark is copied stroke-by-stroke, approximating appearance and informational content as a means of exploring the limits of sameness and the potential for difference between two like objects. The notion of copying is explored as a process-based phenomenon integrating careful observation and making.