Inverse and Obverse

Suze Woolf painting and papercasts of the same burned log Suze Woolf painting and papercasts of the same burned log

Painting Details


Inverse: Watercolor on shaped Arches watercolor paper, paper-casts from molds of burned logs
Obverse: Pyrography on shaped Arches watercolor paper, paper-casts from molds of burned logs
Each 32 x 22
 
Ever since my residency at the Banff Centre, I have been trying to make the meaning of the artifact inherent in the process and materials. Handmade paper, albeit from cotton rather than wood pulp sources, pressed into molds made from burned logs, is one method. So is pyrography - drawing by burning. In both cases I have contrasted the flat representation with the dimension copy.