Mixed Media: Torn Paper Paintings
Gathering Flow (diptych)
I refer to this series as Torn Paper Paintings. I like the visual nuance created by the torn edge, the organic texture - especially of handmade mulberry paper - and the layering of color achieved with the sponge applied paint. I often incorporate painted book pages as well - the parts of words espied beneath the paint add another facet to the visual experience. The works can be considered both painting and collage. In breaking the art making process into these somewhat disparate parts and then bringing the pieces of this creative puzzle back together again, I am seeking a balance akin to that of the natural world – the energy that exists between intention and apparent randomness.
Just When The Wind Blew
Speak To The Little Sparrow (top) Dream Of Flight (bottom, diptych)
The Grace Of Wonder
The Spirit Of leaves
Breath Of A Stone