Born from my passion for recycling, these pieces are made from repurposed paint. The “Resist-work“ technique is the application of supremely thin layers of paint on a hydrophobic (highly water media resistant) substrate. The addition of metal and mica powders causes the different weights of the layers to shrink in surprising patterns. When pulled from the substrate, these extremely thin, long sheets of paint are cut into narrow strips and spun into strands and threads. The textile like pieces are woven strands mixed with paint amulets made from layering paint drawings.
There are a wide variety of resist-work techniques, but what is consistent throughout is the organic pattern created when painting on the hydrophobic surface. Some pieces, as thin as tissue yet still flexible, highlight that pattern. Others backed with recycled cheese cloth develop additional patterns and are repainted afterwards to achieve a very flat sheen.