In week 1 I showed the Healing Mandalas and Cairns that I’ve been working on for the February show. This week I’m sharing about another component of my large body of work, paper tapestries. I will be showing 2 large tapestries that are 5 ft wide and 8 ft long.
The known trademark of my art is the ability use paper in many forms to create with, whether it’s on canvas or incorporated onto my wood sculptures so the pieces can cross reference to one another. I use mainly two kinds of paper, mulberry thick & thin and Japanese Nepal Lhakpa which is made in the Himalayas using traditional Nepalese paper-making techniques. I’m able to create the tapestries because I can order larger sheets. The Lhapka paper is extremely toothy and sturdy which allows me to paint directly on and adhere other papers directly onto it.
In the image above I’ve used the Lhapka paper to apply to another painting. I printed on the paper first with liquid acrylic paints and then used my sewing machine to create lines of interest around the flora print. Lhapka is truly a versatile paper. You can even wet and shape it into thinker or thin areas let dry and paint then adhere to your work.
See you all next week! Thanks for looking!