“Thread” Mixed Media. Oil. Tea bag and found object collage on Pannelli Telati panel – 8 x 10 inches. I have been intrigued by the classes Roxanne Evans Stout from rivergardenstudio.typepad.com/is teaching called, “The Thread That Weaves.” I think her ideas became the inspiration behind this little painting, so I just called it “Thread.” If you take a moment and view her website to read about the classes she has created using found materials to make beautiful little artist books you will
probably surely get inspired too!
I painted the figure some time ago on a large manilla tag (7.5 x 3.5 inches), knowing I would use it for collage eventually. I glued the tag to the panelli panel, and then began adding other papers. I added the very fine copper wire from some kind of electronic component I found. The wire was so fine I had to twist several threads of it together for visibility. The leaf is one I saved from last fall – I always save a few and dry them in my big Shakespeare book so I know where to find them when I need them! The hand comes from a sheet of handmade paper stamped with them, which I purchased from some flea market or other. I’ve used them several times and will miss them when they are used up!
detail of face