Earth pigments, acrylic medium and graphite, ahimsa silk on hardboard panel
Dimensions: 9 x 12 x 0.75 inch
(approximately 23 x 30.5 x 2 cm)
"Painted on a ground of Ahimsa silk, hand-spun and hand-woven in India, the lines appeared rapidly and seemingly out of nowhere one afternoon. The pink color caught me a bit off guard, but it brought me joy and so I went with it. This piece feels as though I have my nose touching a larger painting and am getting lost in the microscopic mark-making of a larger form, while at the same time looking at an inviting copse of trees from a good distance away. Wanting to enter into and make my way through it all." — 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.