Ray Monde lives and works between Braidwood, Australia and Seattle, United States of America. Paper has been his obsession since childhood when he plastered his bedroom wall with cutouts from glossy magazines on the family farm near Taree. Monde’s primary technique involves hand-tearing and over-painting fragments of paper sourced from magazines. These elements are layered into detailed compositions that speak to the artist’s relationship with the physical and emotional landscapes that surround him. In 2022, Monde held his first major solo exhibition at a public gallery with What the Wayfarer Saw.