Hojas del Desierto (Desert Leaves)
Pulp painted handmade paper:
Linen, abaca, cotton, flax
Individual papers: 4x4 in
Wall installation: 2x9 ft
Inspired by lichen growth on ancient stone, I have created a handmade paper topography. Like the slow evolution of rock formations, the work evolved organically through a repetitive process of layered, ripped, painted, and collaged pulp; building complex surfaces that carry rich color and texture passages. Immersed in potent memories of recent time spent in the Colorado Plateau, I worked intuitively, free from the weight of the success or failure of an individual piece. Taken together, these 100 pages refer to a remembered place and acknowledge my deep interest in process.