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Deepening Journey  3'x9'

Deepening Journey 3'x9'

Made in three panels this piece flows with continuous 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.

Deepening Journey

Deepening Journey

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.

Side view of paper and panel (wax drippings)

Side view of paper and panel (wax drippings)

Perry & Carlson Gallery Mount Vernon, WA 2017

Perry & Carlson Gallery Mount Vernon, WA 2017

Susan Singleton, Hannan Alex-Glasser and I had an exhibition June 2017 at Perry & Carlson Gallery, owned by Trina and Christian Carlson.  

"Tears for the World"

"Tears for the World"

Alex-Glasser's featured piece (hanging ceramic bones) with the back drop of Singleton's "Temple Gates".  Other ceramic pieces are Alex-Glasser's work and my work on the sides. 

 Images from the Tears for the World exhibition. 

Images from the Tears for the World exhibition. 

"One Drop"

"One Drop"

One Drop with Singleton's pieces along side and Alex-Glasser sculptures at Perry & Carlson Gallery

One Drop  4' x 4'

One Drop 4' x 4'

One Drop with Singleton's "Ghosts" and "Ovums"

One Drop  4'x 4' diptych

One Drop 4'x 4' diptych

One Drop 4'x4'

One Drop 4'x4'

One Drop at Perry & Carlson Gallery

One Drop at Perry & Carlson Gallery

Wash Away the Tears

Wash Away the Tears

Wash Away the Tears 21" x 48"

Wash Away the Tears 21'x48'

Wash Away the Tears 21'x48'

Part of the Perry & Carlson exhibition 2017. 

Also featured Recalling to the Moment 28'x28' ,  Into Samadhi 18x18 , and It Must Be Love  5 pieces 16x16 in vertical position in far back. 

Flowing Into Compassion

Flowing Into Compassion

Flowing Into Compassion 18x72

Detail of Flowing Into Compassion

Detail of Flowing Into Compassion

Recalling The Moment 28x28

Recalling The Moment 28x28

Once Again Against The Tide 21x21

Once Again Against The Tide 21x21

Once Again Against the Tide 21x21

Once Again Against the Tide 21x21

Lighting and Placement make all the difference with the shadows and how they move as you move around them.  

Fragile Waters 16x48

Fragile Waters 16x48

Fragile Waters 16x48

Fragile Waters 16x48

Detail of Fragile Waters

Detail of Fragile Waters

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. 

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. 

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.

Abiding Reflections

Abiding Reflections

Abiding Reflections is 28x28  Sold

Abiding Reflections

Abiding Reflections

Detail of Abiding Reflections

Detail of Abiding Reflections

Sitting at the Waters Edge

Sitting at the Waters Edge

Sitting at the Waters Edge 18x72 Sold

Exploring The Inner Net

Exploring The Inner Net

28x48 Sold

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 sold

Detail of Inner Movement

Detail of Inner Movement

Many Happy Returns

Many Happy Returns

21x21 sold

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.

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.