Line in Time (from the series)
Line in Time (from the series)
Handmade paper, pulp painting, graphite, gouache and mixed media
9.5"x 9.5" each

My mark-making began as an abstraction of handwriting—intuitive movements—with particular attention to the rhythm and mood, referencing response to my environment. I use pulp painting as a method of mark-making when I make paper. Overeaten fiber mixed with pigment are painted onto a base sheet of wet pulp. The marks then become part of the substrate as the sheet is pressed and dries.

In combining papermaking and mark making through pulp painting with geometric proportions prevalent in nature, these abstract pages reflect the interplay of the unpredictable with the science of surprises.