Exploring different materials for image-making, with cut or torn papers gradually becoming the focus.
Evoking the ripple and reflectiveness of water in graphically stylized landscapes.
Patterns found in nature were the start of a set of connecting motifs on 8 1/2 inch squares of black card. Soon I discovered that they offered possibilities for multiple groupings, which led to my subsequent explorations of black/white, sheer/opaque, light/shadow.
Different papers in different weights and whites, mixed, torn, twisted. Low-relief forms. In some pieces, reflected color adds a subtle glow.
Experiments in story-telling, in magazine clip collage, cut paper dimensional assemblage, even drawing with thread.
Fabric was my first love. I painted with dye on cotton, linen or viscose. From light weaves and sheers I moved to the other end of the weight spectrum and experimented with half- inch thick industrial wool felt, cutting shapes free-hand with a utility knife and re-assembling them as wall-hangings.
Patterns – some carried over from earlier fabric printing, some new – are digitized and fretted by CNC machine to enliven bamboo ply screens, room dividers and lanterns.