Remnants of a tree long fallen have become host to a wide variety of shelf-fungi...slowly breaking things down.
In-progress. Not sure whether I'm working towards or working through, but either way, evolving.
Hambidge Art Auction open for bidding! I have a framed, Indigo-dyed, stitched piece in the main auction and a set of small-format Black Walnut ink works on paper in the $100 Works (available online on Sept. 10). More details in my story and of course, via @hambidgecenter.
Warming the work up a bit with some earth pigment exploration. Indigo is still in the mix - both in dark and light solutions, line work (along with black ink) and wash layers. Feeling pretty energized by the results so far.
My leaf inspiration interlude here ends (for now) with a composite of textures from my Banana tree in late winter. 🌀 I delight in the amazing variation this plant serves up all year round. 🙏
Mottled Southern Magnolia leaf - a facet of the evergreen leaf-shed this past Spring ☀️☀️☀️ (resting on a ground of madder and indigo-dyed paper)
I'm always looking at leaves in various states of change: 📷 An array of Pacific Madrone (Arbutus spp.) gracefully decomposing.
Receptive 5. I don't know why I am so attracted to creating these forms. I do a lot of making in my practice but these forms (and other hand stitching) are unique in their ability to process - to unconditionally receive and then release with each subsequent stitch. Heart and hands - they hold so much. The cycle of making is so often about creating channels for flow and release. Along the way that process leaves artifacts. This is one.
...more from Washington. Everywhere I cast my eye, a gift.🙏🌸🌀