These images are photos which evolved out of the All Tied Up Series.
This series was started in the Fall of 2019. The branches are trimmings from a winter-killed holly bush and cuttings from two apple trees by my terrace. The series will continue slowly as I collect new branches.
They carry on from earlier installation pieces done in my studio in 2018.
My intention is to highlight the arresting beauty of the natural forms in a new context. Wrapping the branches with faux leather cord is a means to relate the branches explicitly with my drawn lines.
This is a series of six mixed media works on paper; each is 43 inches square.
Each ink and marker on blue rag paper 7.75 inches square
Each a different grade of pencil on rag paper about 14 x 10 inches