Reflections, 2020. FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified pine, handcrafted stains from indigo and yellow ochre. 3ft wide. Not for sale.
Ha, you can see my pink phone in the mirror. Mirrors are fun to photograph. The mirror was found in a garage and I've held onto it for several years with the intention of creating a frame for it like this.
Here is a peek of the yellow in process.
This was sandstone which takes effort to filter out the sand. This photo is before any of those steps, once filtered the pigment left behind was an even more vibrant yellow.
And here is a peek of the earlier life of the blue!
Though, this photo was later in the season when the indigo was already flowering and looking a little fried. It's my understanding that the pigment content is higher just before flowering so I focused most of my harvesting before this point.
When I look at this piece, I see the sunny garden where the indigo grew and the hike where I collected the sandstone. This process and nature oriented work is my current obsession.
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