Explorations in Catharsis – Return To Sender – Mixed Media


What do you do with the returned remnants of a former life? You could burn them. Throw them away. Place them in the recycling bin. Or you can make something new. The later is my choice and this is a project that I have been working out in my mind for a few years. I had some previously misused canvases and so, I finally am getting to work on this.

The finished piece will be comprised of 4 canvases (2 square and 2 rectangular) and measure 42 x 48 inches

Images 1 & 2: Red and green dye baths with submerged pages

Image 3: The dyed and torn pages, set out to dry on my sink

Image 4: Piles of dyed and torn paper with materials to be used

Image 5: One of the square canvases being prepped

Image 6: One of the rectangular canvases with first layer of “foliage”

Images 6 & 7: Closeup of “foliage”

2 Responses

  1. Julie Weinbrecht says:

    You are so creative and I feel blessed to read/see your “explorations”. As teachers, we always wondered how “our” kids turned out. Now, with FB, I am able to catch up on so many of you.
    Julie Weinbrecht, your fourth grade teacher

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