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!