This Eco Print was made from leaves on paper simmered in a pot with alum and iron as mordants and modifiers. It is mounted on framed wood and waxed for permanence.
Sunday, October 30, 2016
My passion for eco printing is based in the magical, chemical experience between myself and the plant life around me. Eco printing is about gathering found objects and plant material, composing and binding it creatively, and then simmering it on the stove. Each print is unique and depends upon the chemical processes used--the content of the water, the mordant, rusty iron oxide, the pan's metal used and natural dyeing materials for color. I love that it makes me see the world differently. Now I find myself studying every type of tree, flower or plant to consider the potential for artistic expression.
"Shadow Leaf": a series of 4 paintings that are 4x4 inches each
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Monday, October 22, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
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9" x 4.5" acrylic on wood $60
My new paintings on the theme, "Sleep & Dream," are primarily on small wooden blocks of recycled lumber. My paintings explore the emotions of sleep and dream states, as well as the positive and negative shapes of bodies and faces as they intersect during the intimacy of sleeping together.