Garden Collections


Flame Tree Blossoms 1
Relief print on handmade washi with acrylic


Flame Tree Blossoms 2
Relief print on handmade washi with acrylic


Flame Tree Blossoms 3
Relief print on handmade washi with acrylic


Red on Red, drypoint and flocking, 12"x12"


Red on White (clover), drypoint and flocking, 12"x12"


Red Blocks (Taraxacum), drypoint and flocking, 12"x12"


Domesticus, litho on gampi, 11"x15"


Wren (Newfoundland coast and ferns), litho and relief on washi, 12"x12"


Sparrow in Many Gardens, litho and relief on washi, 12"x12"


Looking Out, litho and relief on washi, 12"x12"


Preserved fern 1 , 12" x 9"
(Private Collection)


Preserved fern 2 , 12" x 9"
(Private Collection)

Red clover
Red (clover)
, drypoint, 30” x 31.5”, $1500

white clover
White (clover), drypoint, 30” x 31.5”, $1500

Tropical Gardens

These large washi wet mounted images are built from layers of Japanese paper printed with ghost images of Thicket. The dense thorniness of the Bramble branches in Thicket is also characteristic of many of the plants found in my Mexican garden. I used the linear structure of the repeating branches from Thicket to create alternate rhythmic patterns as a basis for colour overlays that evoke the intense light and growth in a tropical garden. All images 31" x 47"
focus
Focus
growthGrowthGrowth
vessels
Vessels
 

A Commitment to Washi

I am interested in how understandings of the environment evolve over time and how previous choices are redefined in the present. The translucent qualities of washi are a good vehicle for exploring these ideas. My practice includes a periodic return to a collection of printed elements gleaned from previous projects. I construct new compositions by wetmounting selected printed elements with new washi, layers of colour and new imagery to create new environmental narratives.
 

Susan 2013, $300
Drypoint, relief and acrylic on Gampi, Tosa Usushi and Rayon
wetmounted on Mura Koban 13.5 x 16.5


Scent 2013, $300
Relief, litho, acrylic and gold leaf on Gampi, Tosa Usushi,
wetmounted on Mura Koban 13.5 x 16.5


She 2013, $300
Relief and acrylic on Gampi and Rayon wetmounted on Mura Koban 13.5 x 16.5


Her Hive 2013, $300
Relief and acrylic on Rayon, wetmounted with Kizuki Tosa Kozo on Mura Koban
13.5 x 16.5


Desire 2013, $300
Relief and litho on Gampi, Tosa Usushi wetmounted on Mura Koban 13.5 x 16.5


field (wild blooms) 2011, triptych, $900
Relief and stencil with acrylic on Mura Koban 13.5 x 49.5

 

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