Holding My Own

In order to make the paper in Holding My Own I crumpled each sheet of double gelatin-sized paper and held it within a walnut dye bath: the dark brown lines imbedded in each sheet are drawings of each hold. In addition to the lines in the paper created with my hands, I also folded it like maps are folded before I dyed it. The drawings on the surface of the paper are shapes and shadows that are what I remember from places I have been captured in photographs taken of me or by me. Making these drawings of imagery from my memories on paper that I made to look like maps was a way for me to understand and hold many small things in one place. In turn, I was able to navigate how they all fit together into the larger narrative of my life.

Curtains/Floor
Curtains/Floor

mixed media on double gelatin-sized and walnut dyed handmade paper 2018

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randolphwabash/recipe/floor/peephole
randolphwabash/recipe/floor/peephole

mixed media on double gelatin-sized and walnut dyed handmade paper 2018

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window shadow/phone lines
window shadow/phone lines

mixed media on double gelatin-sized and walnut dyed handmade paper 2018

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023 table
023 table

mixed media on double gelatin-sized and walnut dyed handmade paper 2018

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bedroom/bedroom
bedroom/bedroom

mixed media on double gelatin-sized and walnut dyed handmade paper 2018

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wall/wall
wall/wall

mixed media on double gelatin-sized and walnut dyed handmade paper 2018

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floor
floor

mixed media on double gelatin-sized and walnut dyed handmade paper 2018

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wall/stain/clay/tree
wall/stain/clay/tree

mixed media on double gelatin-sized and walnut dyed handmade paper 2018

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socks/window
socks/window

mixed media on double gelatin-sized and walnut dyed handmade paper 2018

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tablecloth/bathroom (light)
tablecloth/bathroom (light)

mixed media on double gelatin-sized and walnut dyed handmade paper 2018

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train/table shadow
train/table shadow

mixed media on double gelatin-sized and walnut dyed handmade paper 2018

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shower/cabinet/cloud
shower/cabinet/cloud

mixed media on double gelatin-sized and walnut dyed handmade paper 2018

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candles/wall/cloud
candles/wall/cloud

mixed media on double gelatin-sized and walnut dyed handmade paper 2018

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light (night)
light (night)

mixed media on double gelatin-sized and walnut dyed handmade paper 2018

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feet/chair
feet/chair

mixed media on double gelatin-sized and walnut dyed handmade paper 2018

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paper (first)/crack
paper (first)/crack

mixed media on double gelatin-sized and walnut dyed handmade paper 2018

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