Mapping the Invisible
The opportunity in 2013 to respond to scientific research of biologist Dr. Jocelyne DiRuggiero helped return me to mixed media drawing-based processes. I created the first four Mapping the Inivisible drawings for an exhibition in April 2014 at Johns Hopkins University.
With each piece I explored different media and approaches, eventually collaging into the vestiges of tiny cellular images from DiRuggiero's papers, to including previous toner wash tests of my own, then further integrating the results into the large-scale results.
Media included graphite and colored pencils, transparent and white gesso, charcoal, pastels, gouache, watercolor, paper collage over altered and enlarged digitized image, mounted on printmaking paper. The first two pieces, the smallest, were matted and framed 16" square; the largest, was matted and framed 22" square.