Portfolio > Mark Making

In mark making I explore the unique marks a writing implement can make, especially natural found objects such as twigs, shells, bark, stone or hay. Also used are brush and graphite pencil.

The kind of marks created are affected by what I discover the chosen tool can or cannot do, the consistency of medium used, kind of paper, and my mood.

five square one - wind
gouache
5" x 5"
2013
five square two - breeze
gouache
5" x 5"
2013
five square three - waves
gouache
5" x 5"
2013
five square four - whisper
gouache
5" x 5"
2013
hay spiral mark making
gouache
4 3/4" X 4 3/4"
2013
hay mark making 1
gouache
4 3/4" X 4 3/4"
2012
hay mark making 2
gouache
4 1/2" x 6 1/2"
2013
hay mark making 3
gouache
4 1/2" x 6 1/2"
2013
hay mark making 4
tool: hay | media: gouache
4 1/2" x 6 1/2"
2013
five square mark making 1
gouache
5" x 5"
2013
five square drawing one - a
graphite
5" x 5"
2010
five square drawing two - b
graphite
5" x 5"
2012
five square drawing d
graphite
5" x 5"
2010
written drawing 32 - twig
ink
5 1/2" x 15 1/2"
November 2002
written drawing 36 - stone imprint
ink
6" x 15 1/2"
November 2002
written drawing - shell imprint
ink
6" x 15 1/2"
November 2002
written drawing - shell imprint two
ink
6" x 15 1/2"
November 2002
tree bark as leaves collage 1
cardboard, tree bark, string, copied paper
12" x 12"
2013
winter sketch b
graphite
5" x 8"
2011
winter sketch a
graphite
5" x 8"
2011
winter sketch c
graphite
5" x 8"
2011
winter sketch e
graphite
5" x 8"
2011