Earth pigments, acrylic medium, linen cloth, mulberry paper, printmaking oil-based intaglio ink, graphite on hardboard panel
Dimensions: 24 x 30 x 2.5 inch
(approximately 61 x 76 x 6 cm)
" An intricate layering of linen cloth and mulberry paper, with natural earth pigments, strongly references cloth and the intrinsic structure present within it. Movement exists within such a structured piece, a rhythm develops thanks to a play between solid and textured areas. Horizontal and vertical lines have been set free, some lines thick and others thin, each square its own small world, existing beside other unique squares, some more similar than others. When viewed together, these small squared worlds offer a joyful cacophony of visual distraction to the viewer. Warp and weft, positive and negative, a quilt-like and parsed together feel, all of it imperfect and wobbly, seemingly worn and well-loved. Like the best of textiles that we use until they threaten to vanish into a heap of threads." — Marilet
Made from earth pigments and all natural materials, the pieces in this collection are all particles of nature re-formed, connecting the world outside with our worlds indoors. They have a steady presence and are composed of imperfect structures, which despite their irregularities (or perhaps thanks to them) are resilient and flexible, states of being I hope to embody. The imagery used is composed of positive and negative areas which invite the eye to move around, playfully distracting the mind from its preoccupations: a visual meditation of sorts.