Thursday, February 23, 2017

An Experiment & A Show

First the show! If you're in the Kerrytown District of Ann Arbor between February 24 to March 19, stop by Found Gallery and check out some of the new prints in the Foreshadowing series. I'll be at there this Sunday, February 26th for a Meet-the-Artist event from 12:00 - 5:00 which will feature a slideshow presentation and a demonstration of an alcohol gel transfer onto invasive plant species paper at 1:30 p.m.

Here are two of the newest prints for the show.

compass plant (Silphium laciniatum) on reed canarygrass paper w/ a reclaimed cherry wood frame

 Queen-of-the-prairie (Filipendula rubra) on garlic mustard paper w/ a reclaimed walnut wood frame

You'll have to go to the show to see the rest. :)

Now for the experiment - someone recently asked if it's possible for invasive plant species to grow once they've been turned into paper. I honestly don't know, so I'm putting it to the test. I've torn off bits from three invasive plant species paper (phragmites, reed canarygrass, and garlic mustard) and have planted them to see what happens. The paper is made from stalks and leaves, but no seeds or roots. If these bits of paper do take root, they will prove that these are unbelievably hardy species as they have been cut, dried, boiled, and chopped in a blender. :/

So now we wait.....

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