Did some documentation outdoors today
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
4 Ply Milkweed Cordage Length
To extract fibers:
Scrape off outer layer of stalk to remove broken or blemished fibers.
Split the dried milkweed stalk into quarters
Snap of chaff in half inch increments from inner part of stalk quarter.
This will leave you with various lengths of raw fiber.
Draw the fibers through a comb to isolate them and make them finer.
Create a loop in the center of your longest bundle of fibers and twist so that the cordage naturally winds up on itself.
Then using your thigh and your fingers, twist the two ends so that they continue the wind.
Add in the remaining fibers as you go, taking care not to create weak spots by adding them all at once.
Continue on until the rope is the desired length.
This 2-ply cordage can be combined with another of the same to make a stronger length of cordage.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
part of a series of cyclical animations representing tidal patterns
six gouache paintings on paper
imagery taken from marshlands in old lyme connecticut
Series of Hand Painted and Photographic Prints
Representing Plants and Animals Commonly Described as "Invasive"
To Be Digitally Printed on Silk
part of a series of cyclical animations
representing hypothetical extremes of tidal cycles under the threat of sea level rise
images derived from satellite photographs of Baltimore's inner harbor
gouache on paper x6