"Green Incursion", 2014, acrylic on MDF, 30 x 30 cm. A tangle of grays and blueswrithes around a pathway of green.
"Dragon", 2014, acrylic, dried leaves and spackling paste on fiberboard, 30 x 30 cm.
The leaves were pressed last summer, then mounted on the MDF panel with acrylic medium mixed with carpenter's glue, then slathered with spackling paste (while still wet.) After drying for several days, the piece was sanded, stained with acrylic, covered with spackling again, sanded again, and stained a final time. The "dragon" was then worked up from the exposed traces of the leaves and from the cracks and imperfections in the surface.
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