“Spring is almost here” I say to myself with hope and the assurance that, even if it doesn’t feel like spring or look like spring, it will happen eventually. So what about this in-between time? There is a gradual process happening – most of it hidden. What’s going on under there? I can guess but it’s not all science.
four seasons in painted, neatly prepared backgrounds ready for hand-printing:
this is the “in-between” time where all the unseen work takes place:
picking, pruning, stripping, soaking
positioning, testing, re-positioning, re-testing
squeezing, pressing, scrapping, releasing
It’s this process that brings about a finished work of colour and composition.
And then this work’s purpose begins.
the completed series:
Each season has its own story to tell:
There is purpose in the process. Spring is just around the corner.