This body of work focuses on the spring wakening of the Tulip.
This spring‐flowering bulbous perennial caused frenzy during the 1630’s, known as “Tulipomania”.
My artwork is a tribute to the fortunes won and lost during this unusual time.
I prepare my paper surfaces through a series of complex steps and timing is crucial. The paper is placed outdoors in pre‐spring, covered with a mixture of snow and natural pigments. As the temperatures warm and the snows melt, the pigments and water stain the papers, creating interesting patterns. I then collect the sheets and draw the exotic blooms using soft pastels. I place the paper back out in the elements so that nature has the final hand in developing the work.