24”x48” each (dyptych 48″x96″ total)
Mixed media – paper on wood
In an attempt to bring old paper and stories back to life I created something new. I sourced old music paper and journals. I combined my batik skills (2000 year old wax resistant dying process) with these papers. I first dyed the papers and then glued them down, ripping and tearing at the image until it looked like something transformed and beautiful. This is a painting, but not in the usual sense. If you look closely you can find words and symbols that lead you into something poetic. All these antique and forgotten papers have so much history, so many secrets.
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