2020, papers, fabrics, beads, holes, thread, photos, pencils, inks, and including my mother’s dress, an outline of a drawing I did when I was little, photos of barnacles, a magazine cut out of a beaver from Katie Lynton, tea box from Sanda, Etching of a vagina, maps from Grandma, Mexican cigarette packet, numbers, letters and words etc…..,77 x 41 1/2 inches.
I am a collector of very important papers that are significant and make sense to me. Sadly, I have to be realistic that these bits might not be as important to others. All the papers in this artwork have stories that make up my memories of who I am. Sometimes I get to a point where I feel less emotional about my collected papers and am not necessarily happy to get rid of them, but don’t want to covet them any more. This artwork took many many years to complete. At first I wanted to make it more of a drawn artwork, but the paper didn’t work with the drawing materials, so I had to resort to collage. I will not tell a lie, this artwork was laborious and tedious to make until I got to the end bit when it finally came together. I don’t know how long this took to make, but it seemed endless!!!