FROM THE GUARDIAN September 2022

The first line of the article below is stunning but the article that follows (see link) is even more so. Please read and come back here to tell me what you think.

“I’m a psychologist – and I believe we’ve been told devastating lies about mental health…”


She starts as chicken wire. Elle commence avec le grillage.
I add paper bag brown paper. Je la fais avec les sacs de papier collés au grillage.
She gets hands and feet. Also shorts. Elle a maintenant les mains et les pieds et elle porte le short.
I finally decided on pedal pusher length pants and gave her hair and eyes etc. Voila les cheveux et les pantalons plus long.
In the gallery …


Yes teabag paintings! I took apart and washed the paper in a teabag, prepped it with gesso and painted on it. These are about 3” by 5” roughly. The two faces sleeping under the moon were just experiments but the white New England farmhouse is now framed and for sale. Today I will also post a new papier mâché sculpture but in a separate blog post. Paint is gouache acrylic and acrylic.

You can see the edges of the teabag paper here.