I am currently showing at the City Art Center, 22 E Winter St, Delaware, OH from January 7-30, 2011. Open hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons.
These works are made using ceramic slip (or watered-down clay) to make an initial mark, and then tracing the edges of the water in the clay as it absorbs into the paper. As the clay dries, it shrinks and embosses the paper, causing it to ruffle. In some of the works, I have mixed fabric dye into the clay. This is what causes the turquoise marks. I think of these drawings as meditations on time, material, and impermanence.