In the month of December I did a solitary retreat in a cabin looking out over the ocean with a wood stove and many hours to engage in the practice of looking. I experimented with some unusual materials that were offered from the garbage pile at the Abbey, including a box of thermal paper from an old credit card processing machine. What joy to find that very colour I had been seeing in the ocean, an intriguing shade of green grey, was possible to achieve by manipulating the thermal paper with various hot tools. One friend has commented that these little pieces are reminiscent of Asian ink landscape painting.
Click here to see new acrylic on TerraSkin paper landscapes I’ve made at Gampo Abbey