taos mountain, gouache and ink on paper, 26 x 26, Untitled, gouache and ink on paper, 26 x 26, Untitled, gouache and ink on paper, 26 x 26
These non-figurative works might remind viewers of the intricate designs of Paul Klee or the seemingly whimsical constellations of Joan Miró. But her process is altogether different. When working in gouache, she begins by saturating the surface in black ink. She then adds the surface forms: the Navajo crosses, the multi-colored calligraphy and other forms. She then establishes the background tones with a single color (rendered in marks over the black surface), then, working from the borders of the paper inward, adding other tones that create the subtle gradations of colori'm interested in any art that results from process...see more here.