I started work on a collage that I had worked on 18 months ago, looking at a whole range of images that I had worked with in the past including trees, emerging and disappearing figurative images. The fact was that I have moved on both the work I’m doing, my use of materials and processes and of course the end results. the image below is part way through the current re working. Ive brought together both the red haired woman and an old painting of an Indian bean tree. Currently I’m experimenting with the image by adding gold paint, a bit of Klimt influence possibly. The featured image at the top of this post shows progress to date
Untitled work in progress August 2018 Collage
Whilst returning to work on body drawings I have also been following up on medicinal botanical herbs that I became interested in, by the discovery of what I thought was a voracious weed at the bottom of the garden! Described by the Guardian as one of those that have come from overseas in Public Enemy No 1 This continues to lead to further drawing and some print making, so far I have identified my plant as Petascites Fragrans or Winter Helitrope and have been sent to the site of Giant Petasites Hybridus (Butterbur) by a local botanist, the Giant is a native, so less problematic . I hope to return to do further drawings for print making on Saturday.