Creating canvases through interlocking patterns.
Expanding beyond our interest in plant colours, we move into canvas-making with natural fibres. The process is completely different, yet the patience required to work with each is similar. The desire to blend the fibres with a machine is strong; we realize it yields more uniform and personally, less interesting patterns, hence a reversal back to hand tools.
The bark is first peeled, treated and then hand-pounded into separation. Depending on the character, some were made with the traditional mould-and-deckle, while others were flattened directly onto a drying surface.
With bark of the Moringa tree
With spongy water hyacinth petioles
With bark of the Mulberry tree