One of the pieces I worked on at The Red Barn Studio in Lindsborg this week. I guess a Dala horse would have been more appropriate than a rhino, but I had been wanting to do this guy for awhile. The rhinoceros himself is done entirely with paper which I gleaned out of old books and my Citra Solv stash, and two of my crows thrown in for good measure. Can you find them?
The background was made on a wood panel using National Geographic pages treated with Citra Solv. I did add a bit of paint and ink on top of the background. The fronds are cut from an assortment of “found” papers… a napkin, a manila envelope, and pattern tissue.
Pretty funky, but I kind of like the stark look using the vintage black and white and gray papers gives.
If you are interested in “painting” with paper, join me at Tessera Fine Art Gallery (316 262-2435) on June 11 for a hands on workshop. That’s also where this piece, and several other new works, will be headed soon!