Droughtscapes (approx. 5"x4" each)
The droughtscapes are my latest series of mail art. They are going out today. Over the last few years I have been looking for ways to make my own collage material. With these new pieces I used different types of black paper and painted them with bleach. Until I got started, I was not sure how the paper would react due to the different dyes that are used in paper manufacturing, etc. I like the effect and was immediately reminded of an aerial view of a dry landscape. Right now in California this relentless drought becomes a grim inspiration.
I also owe a big thanks to the artist Dorothy Yuki who showed us examples of this bleach technique at this month’s Correspondence Coop meeting.