I paint and cut all the different papers and then organize the pieces to create the final piece.
This body of work has been created in various places - at a 24 hr paint-a-thon that occured in Santa Barbara in October, up at Esalen in Big Sur, and at home in my studio....
and, if you're wondering, the rocks are simply used to hold the paper in place before I begin to glue them down! (plus the rocks look nice!)
Laying all the papers out to figure out what will work together.
After choosing the papers I begin by putting them on the 23 x 30 " paper and start working out the pattern.
A close up of the pink and gold patchwork piece.
Near the end when I have glued on all the papers, I lay down a plastic kitchen garbage bag (these seem to work best) and then cover it with heavy books to flatten the collage down.