2020 – Strips of artist made paper (abaca, cotton, botanicals) , with photo sewn with cotton thread. Matted.

artist made paper – cotton, abaca, botanicals
9 x 12in matted

Entry Statement: Like many artists in 2020, I found it challenging to focus, find inspiration or feel creative. Sitting in my studio, frustrated and staring at too many unfinished projects and pieces that never seemed to gel, I started digging through a scrap bag containing bits and pieces of my handmade paper. The strips of paper – some with prints that never quite worked for me, as well as cut out parts of photos – seemed to fit together like a puzzle. I grabbed my sewing machine and started sewing free form, jagged lines and all.