Hey there. So here's a little lowdown on what's going on here. I've begun to explore making prints out of my home out on paper I've made myself. At the base of it, I've recycled loads and loads of old art school drawings, lectures, journals, bills, grocery lists, mess-up prints, and honestly whatever other types of paper I feel are worth saving. I then blend up those papers, make paper from them, then print new work on it.
I've also begun to explore drying the flowers I use in my studio work and incorporating them literally into the paper I will then use for prints. For instance, see the first photo. It's a beautiful bouquet of tulips. I then dried those tulips and made paper with the tulip petals, then printed those beautiful tulips on the tulip paper (see photo 2, please.)
All papers vary slightly in weight and texture.
I love the exploration of taking the past and making a new life from it. Taking what's felt like failures, or hard times, or trivial/silly things, or even just parts of my past that I'm ready to let go of, then physically moving on and through it.
Scroll on through. Thanks for caring about it.