Series of “Tear Aways” 8” x 10”. Construction paper.
I was looking for a new way to visually express the river, streams and drainages that I am drawn to, that doesn’t rely on line at all, but still “takes away”
or tries to simplify rather than add. I was inspired by Henri Matisse’s Cutouts and the japanese art
of cutting paper, “Mon Kiri”. The ability to bring paper, some glue and a pencil on the trail and
just play...tearing away at a piece of paper like water eroding the rock or like the way leaves fall and overlap on the ground.