Portfolio > Cypress Fingerprints

All of the Cypress Fingerprints are now on wooden supports for hanging, as pictured in the first ten on display.

Rubbing #26
Charcoal & pastel on Mulberry paper
18" x 36"
2020
Rubbing #2
Charcoal & pastel on Mulberry paper
18" x 36"
2020
Rubbing #28
Charcoal & pastel on Mulberry paper
18" x 36"
2020
Rubbing #11
Charcoal & pastel on Mulberry paper
18" x 36"
2020
Rubbing #20
Charcoal & pastel on Mulberry paper
18" x 36"
2020
Rubbing #25
Charcoal & pastel on Mulberry paper
18" x 36"
2020
Rubbing #12
Charcoal & pastel on Mulberry paper
18" x 36"
2020
Rubbing #18
Charcoal & pastel on Mulberry paper
18" x 36"
2020
Rubbing #7
Charcoal & pastel on Mulberry paper
18" x 36"
2020
Rubbing #9
Charcoal & pastel on Mulberry paper
18" x 36"
2020

These Fingerprints of particular Cypress trees share this in common: they are complex and they are calm.

This was not my particular aim. My aim was to see what artwork I could make that involved the trees and that involved me,in an interaction.
The works were not executed in the usual manner in which a rubbing is done or a drawing is made. The methods were combined. I was close up and literally pressing on the trees with my materials, and they remained steadfast, as is their way. The following Cypress Fingerprints resulted.