Cori Dantini would love to dress like her paper ladies and explore the world in skirts and neat little boots, but she is far too practical for that. In fact, she spends much of her time in her studio, covered in a mosaic of ink stains and glue dabs, bits of wordy paper clinging to her slippers.
After earning a BFA in painting from WSU and spending a couple decades fiddling with paints, brushes, pencils, markers, and most recently, the mouse attached to her computer, she has discovered an organic process involving layers and language. She never begins a project with a message in mind. Rather, the materials and her process are what do the talking. It is this mysterious, reciprocal quality of art that intrigues her and makes her think of her works as visual poems.