Technically part of April’s Pittsburgh Gallery Crawl, we believe Gianna Paniagua’s Vascular Caverns stands on its own.

Paniagua painstakingly hand cut the paper that would turn 707 Penn Gallery into a cavern of her imagination. For six months, Paniagua cut out webbing that would overlay walls usually reserved for 12×18 prints. The patterns of artificial veins reflect Paniagua’s personal journey of healing being a recipient of a heart transplant.

Vascular Caverns is a wonderful utilization and re-imagination of space not typically seen in Pittsburgh. Paniagua’s technique is a meditation onto itself. And much like the Tibetan sand mandelas, her work invites you to join the spiritual journey before it’s gone.

You can check out more photos at Vascular Caverns.