Do you like hiking or walking through wooded areas? Does their beauty inspire you or give you a feeling of peace? The forest is a place where I’ve always felt at home, ever since I was a child. I loved nothing more than to wander through the woods, spending hours climbing trees or playing in the creek. It seemed like a magical place. At a young age, my grandmother showed me how to plant seeds. Ever since, I have been a gardener and lover of all things green and growing. The overlapping leaf and plant forms in this mixed media nature art collage were inspired by these experiences, and by my deep belief in the sacred nature of our earth. Over time, I’ve developed a symbolic ‘vocabulary’ of natural forms to communicate my experience of the oneness of every thing in nature. The layers of inks with their rich, pure colors represent the secret places deep in the woods, where ordinary magic happens every day.
Transformation 41 is part of an ongoing series that began several years ago somewhat by accident. If you’d like to know more, I invite you to read about it on this blog post. While making this monoprint collage, I was guided by my own impressions of the primal forces of nature, and the unseen energies that are an interconnected part of everything in the universe.. Layers of transparent lightfast lithography inks are built up on sheets of Rives BFK 100% cotton printmaking paper, then pieces of these prints are cut out and fitted together to form new compositions. Other media, such as decorative papers, watercolor pencils, and crayons may be added. This piece of mixed media nature art will bring a sense of nature’s peace to any room in your home or office.
Curently, this piece is not framed; if you would like to have it framed, please contact me. To look at the frames I use, you can refer to Transformation 4. All of my monoprints are printed on Rives BFK 100% cotton printmaking paper, using lightfast lithography inks.