About the artwork:
This artworks was inspired by the relaxation meditating on the visual elements of nature provides, such as the foliage and organic textures. It was an attempt at mimicking all of these aspects through mark-making.
The following photographs were taken by me at Newlands Forest in Cape Town in 2019:
I folded this sheet of paper and used the creases to create rough geometry and breaks for textures. I hung the page on a wall and kept adding new layers after each one had dried. I found paper disks in storage that I had cut out to be moons for my handmade bookmarks. I painted them and added those to the page last. A bit of looseness and improvisation guided by marks. Some broad sweeps of charcoal brought out the paper’s texture.