76 x 140 |
Handmade Mitsumata paper and pigment
A Silver Birch turning the atmosphere around it gold. This tree grows outside my studio and changes the quality of light when the leaves are in their autumn colour. The impact of joyful yellow during the shortening days is mood boosting. The banner is almost entirely filled with leaves punctuated with delicately drawn branches in graphite black and highlighted by the white trunk.
This banner is painted on handmade Mitsumata paper from Japan which is unbleached and has a beautiful organic colour. The paper allows for smooth flowing brushstrokes and has delicate edges along with the watermarks of the paper makers Su or frame. in the finishing process the paper has been uniformly smoothed and wrinkled in a way that makes the piece look antique.
The banner is suspended from a simple batten and clear thread which can be removed on request if an alternative method of display is desired.