Withered Rose, 2017
Natural pigments, ink, paper, cotton t-shirts, wood
40" x 36"
Detail of Withered Rose
Withered Rose, was created in part as an experiment and study of the selected tree that I used for my representation of Fallen. Pigments were taken from the tree bark and dirt of the site, and used with other natural materials to create the colors that were applied to a recycled wood panel, in which a custom frame was built to support the wheat-pasted strands of torn t-shirts, including them within the composition. It is part of my continuing research of natural pigments and traditional application methods, yet with a contemporary hand.