Deepening Journey

Deepening Journey

 Deepening Journey is 3'x9' on 3 panels that fit together. 

Made with up-cycled watercolor paper fibers (cotton) that I re-form into sheets in an unconventional method.  This technique creates bubbles, flaws and the beautiful deckle edges. I fuse the sheets with wax, resin and a soft iridescent oil paint that creates a subtle glow highlighting the paper. I fuse the paper to the panel so it floats above the next creating light and shadow on the next sheet.  As you walk around the piece the light catches it and is constantly changing with the natural light and any spot light you shine on it.

Deepening Journey

Deepening Journey

Deepening Journey

Deepening Journey

Side view of paper and panel (wax drippings)

Side view of paper and panel (wax drippings)

Portal

Portal

Portal 18x72

Portal

Portal

Detail of Portal

Detail of Portal

Moving Into Compassion

Moving Into Compassion

18x72 sold

A full view of Moving Into Compassion. 

Made with up-cycled watercolor paper fibers (cotton) that I re-form into sheets in an unconventional method.  This technique creates bubbles, flaws and the beautiful deckle edges. I fuse the sheets with wax, resin and a soft iridescent oil paint that creates a subtle glow highlighting the paper. I fuse the paper to the panel so it floats above the next creating light and shadow on the next sheet.  As you walk around the piece the light catches it and is constantly changing with the natural light and any spot light you shine on it.

Detail of "Moving Into Compassion"

Detail of "Moving Into Compassion"

Detail of the paper

Detail of the paper

Here you can see the treatment of the cotton paper with the wax, resin, and oil paint bringing out the texture and luminosity of the paper. 

Singing Their Dream

Singing Their Dream

66x90 Sold

This piece is the one featured in the video on this website. 

It is a 9 panel piece that fits together when hung.  Each panel informs and blends with the next.  Using this technique I can create a custom piece to fit any large wall.  I also can crate each piece and ship anywhere.

Made with up-cycled watercolor paper fibers (cotton) that I re-form into sheets in an unconventional method.  This technique creates bubbles, flaws and the beautiful deckle edges. I fuse the sheets with wax, resin and a soft iridescent oil paint that creates a subtle glow highlighting the paper. I fuse the paper to the panel so it floats above the next creating light and shadow on the next sheet.  As you walk around the piece the light catches it and is constantly changing with the natural light and any spot light you shine on it.

Installation of Singing Their Dream

Installation of Singing Their Dream

Seeing the piece in it's home.  Shipped back east it arrived safe and sound for the curator to hang.  Thank you to The Pink Door for the commission. 

Dharma Talks

Dharma Talks

 50x108 Sold

This piece is also 9 panels that fit together. Notice the softness when the light is shinning on the left side of the piece.  My work takes on a life of it's own in the environment it lives in.  Truly a gift that keeps you noticing it's changes all the time.  I have formulated the wax and resin to withstand temperatures up to 120 degrees.  It will melt at 150 degrees. 

Made with up-cycled watercolor paper fibers (cotton) that I re-form into sheets in an unconventional method.  This technique creates bubbles, flaws and the beautiful deckle edges. I fuse the sheets with wax, resin and a soft iridescent oil paint that creates a subtle glow highlighting the paper. I fuse the paper to the panel so it floats above the next creating light and shadow on the next sheet.  As you walk around the piece the light catches it and is constantly changing with the natural light and any spot light you shine on it.

Abiding Reflections

Abiding Reflections

Abiding Reflections is 28x28

Abiding Reflections

Abiding Reflections

Detail of Abiding Reflections

Detail of Abiding Reflections

Ebb Tide

Ebb Tide

 54x36

Made with up-cycled watercolor paper fibers (cotton) that I re-form into sheets in an unconventional method.  This technique creates bubbles, flaws and the beautiful deckle edges. I fuse the sheets with wax, resin and a soft iridescent oil paint that creates a subtle glow highlighting the paper. I fuse the paper to the panel so it floats above the next creating light and shadow on the next sheet.  As you walk around the piece the light catches it and is constantly changing with the natural light and any spot light you shine on it.

Sitting at the Waters Edge

Sitting at the Waters Edge

Sitting at the Waters Edge 18x72

The Next Wave

The Next Wave

19x72 Sold

Similar to Moving Into Compassion,  but this piece has 3 changes in direction creating more movement. 

Made with up-cycled watercolor paper fibers (cotton) that I re-form into sheets in an unconventional method.  This technique creates bubbles, flaws and the beautiful deckle edges. I fuse the sheets with wax, resin and a soft iridescent oil paint that creates a subtle glow highlighting the paper. I fuse the paper to the panel so it floats above the next creating light and shadow on the next sheet.  As you walk around the piece the light catches it and is constantly changing with the natural light and any spot light you shine on it.

Faceted

Faceted

37x11

Faceted is set at an angle giving it a crystal stone feeling.  It picks up the light and has some movement as you walk around it. 

 

Detail of Faceted.

Detail of Faceted.

Here you can see the beauty of the paper.  This is a reflection of the "Wabi" esthetic of the Japanese that I so love.  Beauty in the imperfect. 

The Fault Line

The Fault Line

 36x15

Made with up-cycled watercolor paper fibers (cotton) that I re-form into sheets in an unconventional method.  This technique creates bubbles, flaws and the beautiful deckle edges. I fuse the sheets with wax, resin and a soft iridescent oil paint that creates a subtle glow highlighting the paper. I fuse the paper to the panel so it floats above the next creating light and shadow on the next sheet.  As you walk around the piece the light catches it and is constantly changing with the natural light and any spot light you shine on it.

July 2015 Opening at Museo Gallery  Langley, WA

July 2015 Opening at Museo Gallery Langley, WA

The piece in the far back corner is "The Fault Line". Here you can see how the lighting changes the color of the piece. from the one on the previous page.  This was a very successful group show.  We had a great time. 

Exploring The Inner Net

Exploring The Inner Net

28x48

Using graduated sheets of printed paper.  Please see the next image for a closer look.

Detail of "Exploring The Inner Net"

Detail of "Exploring The Inner Net"

28x48

With "Exploring The Inner Net" I printed on the very fragile cotton fiber that contains no sizing.  After that I fused the wax and resin into each sheet and fused to the panel.  I am now exploring the use of color but I am still partial to the purity of the white sheets.

Inner Movement

Inner Movement

15x36

Detail of Inner Movement

Detail of Inner Movement

Flavin

Flavin

18x36

This piece was made from the fiber of the mulberry tree.  It is called Kozo.  I made the paper then fused it with wax and resin then fused it to the prepared panel. 

Many Happy Returns

Many Happy Returns

21x21

Made with up-cycled watercolor paper fibers (cotton) that I re-form into sheets in an unconventional method.  This technique creates bubbles, flaws and the beautiful deckle edges. I fuse the sheets with wax, resin and a soft iridescent oil paint that creates a subtle glow highlighting the paper. I fuse the paper to the panel so it floats above the next creating light and shadow on the next sheet.  As you walk around the piece the light catches it and is constantly changing with the natural light and any spot light you shine on it.

 Here you see the main room.  Susan Singleton's piece on the left wall with Hannah Alex Glasser's ceramic installation Ebb Tide plus sculptures and hanging bones from ceiling.  Please visit their websites for better images.  Susan Singleton AZO Arts and Hannah Alex Glasser

Here you see the main room.  Susan Singleton's piece on the left wall with Hannah Alex Glasser's ceramic installation Ebb Tide plus sculptures and hanging bones from ceiling.  Please visit their websites for better images.  Susan Singleton AZO Arts and
Hannah Alex Glasser

 Hannah Alex Glasser ceramics and my work in the background

Hannah Alex Glasser ceramics and my work in the background

 Shown here are Susan Singleton's Lexicon series.  Better photos are on her website.  Please visit AZO Arts.

Shown here are Susan Singleton's Lexicon series.  Better photos are on her website.  Please visit AZO Arts.

July 2016 Museo Show with Jan Plilar

July 2016 Museo Show with Jan Plilar

Museo Show 2016

Museo Show 2016

Deepening Journey at Museo 2016

Deepening Journey at Museo 2016