Breath Of A Stone
The soul of a stone, color pulsing below a rough-hewn surface.
I like the visual nuance created by the torn edge, the organic texture of, especially, handmade mulberry paper, and the layering of color specifically achieved with 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.