Upsweep Of Spring
The artwork is made from handmade paper using abacca, cotton pulp, pieces of silk, dried plants collected from my garden or found on nature walks and other assorted textural elements. Dye is added for a desired tonal color effect. The titles of my artwork come from an interpretation of what I feel and think at the moment of creation. Textures are derived from observing and collecting unusual natural objects while I am biking or hiking in the country. From the textural memories, I create and manipulate images into patterns. Pattern images can be vertical, horizontal, curved, diagonal, heavy, symmetrical, asymmetrical, ordered, tense, loose and any variety of lengths or widths. Acrylics and oil pastels are used to create the non-objective pattern images.