It's All Natural Part 1
Large color chart in assembly stage. All colors handmade.
Top row is all indigo. second row, pokeberry, cochineal and virginia creeper berries. Third row is birch leaves, coreopsis, virginia creeper and Oakland ochre (Oakre).
Part 2 revealed soon.
I went hiking searching for mushrooms and lichen for color for an upcoming workshop. Found small mushrooms and one good sized pisolithus, not the haul I was hoping for. Feeling a bit dejected , I thought well, why not have a look around my yard…mind you I’ve only seen 4 tiny mushrooms. Rounding the corner right underneath a lilac tree were 5 huge mushrooms, one of which provided the lovely spore print on indigo paper here.
Reflecting on a residency 2 years ago, in December-January 2016/17. I had this intimate installation, devoted to may pigments and color experiments with the local berries and earth. This in contrast to the large scale charcoal drawings about real and invented spaces.
11.19.18 Hittin' the Road in 2019
At long last the promised book is coming together. I’ll be interviewing some of the artist/makers of the natural pigment world and posting interviews on the blog posts, Instagram and putting the best bits in the book. I love collaborating and this is an opportunity to see what’s happening out in the world and incorporate it into a book about process and artists.
If you have thoughts or suggestions of people to visit, let me know.