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For this series of small collages,
I wanted to work with a very
limited palette, using only the
natural colors of old book pages
and the black of ink. I treated some
pages with India ink, brushing a
puddle of clear water onto the
pages, adding a drop of ink and
then swirling the paper to create
random shapes. I love the way
granules of black settle out at the
edges of the brush strokes, and
I like the shiny areas created where
the ink is densest. Most of the
papers are Asian, some from quite
old printed books and some from

humble old accounting books,

in elegant brush calligraphy.
I love the worm holes in these,
and finding the occasional worm
that died on the job.
 
The other papers include pages
from a Gaelic bible and a French
novel.
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Ex Libris, Volume II
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