Portfolio > Love Letters between Me and the Cypress Trees (rubbings)

All of the Love Letters between Me and the Cypress Trees 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
Love Letter #8 (13)
Charcoal & pastel on Mulberry paper
18" x 36"
2020
Love Letter #13 (8)
Charcoal & pastel on Mulberry paper
18" x 36"
2020
Love Letter #17
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.