So many of you have expressed interest in what my new directions will be. The core of my ideas and concepts are not changing, I’m just not using dyes and silk as my materials.
I am still deeply committed to considering the effects of time and aging on memory and personal identities through my “fluttering pages” series.
But yes, a new series of pieces using paper pulp is now underway. Raphaela McCormack, a talented artist and friend, is teaching me about working with it. Do go to her website and look at her work; I love her sailing vessels and canoes.
First, Raphaela showed me how to form basic sheets of paper.
Then we set up the wet room to dive into testing out a few of my specific ideas. On the right is a sample threadwork memory map dipped into and layered with pulp.
My first “paper and threadwork” sculptural sample hangs on my design wall. So much potential!
Like every first try, my eye sees issues to resolve for the next ones, but it’s an exciting beginning.