Triptych 2 | 68.75″ x 29.75 | Silver and gold inks on charcoal grey silk paper | 2021
Paper constructions and drawings, paper is the first choice, working with something that is flat, common, and ubiquitous. A surface for ink, paint, pencil and bare expositions of the qualities of paper itself in a celebration of the richness of this simple material.
The work is personal and intimate, bringing viewers in to explore and imagine, in visual mosaics of tactile sensual information with room for personal engagement, like poetry or jazz.
Fabric arts, fiber working, embroidery and textural and surface decoration are referenced, and acknowledged, but keeping with paper removes some preciousness. Influences include etchings with fine lines and textures, and being contrary, also to Japanese block prints, painted scrolls and screens with shallow space and flattening metallic inks.
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