Inspired, I guess, by the Midwest landscape I was raised in…once all prairie lands, now leafy and not so leafy suburbs reaching to Chicago.
I began the piece, then realized what it was about, as pure a way of working as I can think of at this moment.
The Chicago suburbs.
The rolling hills.
The endless vistas with no water to speak of.
The texture of a place.
Book board covers. Covers covered in torn strips of tissue paper.
Accordion-fold watercolor paper spine, covered with the same.
Jute cord sewn, stitched and falling.
Board pages become landscape.
Spine and page stitching.
Book board, board, watercolor paper, tissue paper, jute cord