As a medium handmade paper reflects both the undersea world and the way paper itself is made. It’s a watery material in which wet pulp is stirred, formed, drained and pressed. Simplified marks made by dragging my stained fingers through the water suggest the movement of sea forms. Pigmented pulp, pushed through a grid, creates a textured surface like fish scales or plant forms.
When the paper is dry, I print linoleum and wood blocks onto it, combining the texture and color of the paper with the crispness and layering of the relief prints.
Installed, they sit 3” away from the wall, appearing to float, creating an impression of underwater glimpses. With their trailing deckles they evoke the movement of sea life, often suggesting filtered sunlight, as though we were looking up through the water from below.