by Zolton in New Art on Tuesday 27 January 2009

We checked in with Arizona-based artist Nate Ronniger and asked him about the process behind his elaborate creations: ‘In many ways, I think of myself as a director. Situating a still life of mine is like putting on a miniature play. There are costumes, characters and props. I want the plot to be intriguing and clear while I aim to present both drama and comedy. I’m very intrigued with the element of paper. While fashioning paper for the pedestals, foregrounds, and backgrounds, I realized that any idea I have involving color, form, texture, and pattern, can be brought to fruition with this material alone. Torn, translucent, cut, or folded, it can take on any manipulation I come up with in any dimension’.