Wednesday, February 17, 2010
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WeaveGround 1 and WeaveGround 2 are the first two pieces from a new series I'm working on. I'll be posting WeaveGround 3 tomorrow. I construct the surface by wheat pasting the Atomi paper to Khadi paper. Khadi is handmade in the Khadi region of southern India from recycled cotton rags by a family of papermakers. The overlay creates a grid like relief. In over layering the colors onto the surface its finished overall color pattern begins to develop as a natural progression. In the final process I draw the colors together with a sharpened bone and finally burnishing with a soft cloth. These beeswax and natural pigment paintings are 16" x 24".