No Scrap is too small!

Fun at the photoshoot! Photo Credit: Fifi Fresh

Fun at the photoshoot! Photo Credit: Fifi Fresh

Had a fun day with photographer Fifi Fresh (fififresh.com) trying to capture some behind the scenes shots of me with my artwork in the studio. Take a browse through the site, and you will see all the new pieces that I have been generating for the past year. 2016 has been all about the use of paper, specifically recycled papers that are painted, cut apart and then reassembled adding color, depth and texture. If I had to have a tagline for 2016 it would be “no scrap is too small” because everything has been fair game in creating my pieces, even the smallest bits of paper. Patchworking the paper together is great because it adds a lot of detail, but also takes a lot of time to complete a canvas. There are days admittedly, where I long for big broad brush strokes! I am sticking with the process, and going where the pieces take me, as it forces me to slow down, and proceed meditatively and methodically. Not much has me do that these days, as it is always go, go, go, so I am enjoying this process and am staying with it until the work tells me it is time to move on.