CONTENT 9" x 12"
9" X 12" WIILD BOTANICAL INK, GRAPHITE on PAPER, 2021
WILD BOTANICAL INKS MADE WITH :
- chai tea
- black carrot
- blood orange
- madder root
- blue green algae
- beet root & greens
- white chalk
- swiss chard
9 x 12 inches on 140lb cold pressed watercolor paper with a light wood frame. Framed, fixed with wire and ready to hang.
A LITTLE STORY:
My brother and I would catch butterflies and study them in the sweet summertime of our Kansas upbringing. The two butterflies in "content" are sketches of two framed butterflies we caught 20 years ago: a zebra and giant swallowtail. I took some blueberries and white chalk to make the soft lavender pigment you see. Contentment is present as I examine these subtle ink interactions.
A NOTE ON WILD BOTANICAL INKS:
These inks are one of a kind, alive and changing. Because of their wild nature each ink will change with time. I choose to celebrate this wonder and delight in the beauty of changing color. For best preserving of color I recommend keeping these pieces out of direct sunlight. Putting the piece behind UVA protected glass is a good option if color change is a concern.
Pieces are available for pickup near Miami County Kansas and the Kansas City Region, please direct message for pick up arrangements.