PAPER SCROLLS

When the pandemic began in March of 2020, I spent a lot of time working from home, in my basement studio.  With limited space, I turned to making smaller works on paper, using oil and pigment sticks.  I also began experimenting with combinations of various  drawing materials: ink, crayons, oil pastels, charcoal.  Adding to the mix, were more non-traditional things like tea, coffee, natural dyes, and drywall compound.  The scrolls evolved from two impulses: first, to give form to two-dimensional work on paper, and second, to explore more meditative practices in art making.  I found the technique of wrapping to be the most soothing, especially during this  period of anxiety.  The stitching on some of the pieces reflects my love of sewing, begun as a child, and later revisited in the crafting of hand sewn  books.