I’ve been playing with old print trays recently. When I was little my Mum had lots of these trays in her antique shop in Suffolk and my sister and I were allowed one each in which to store our treasures. Mine was full of shells and pebbles and fossils. I’ve been playing around with this idea of treasure
I prepared papers with layers of inks and loose pigment, and I cut them to the size of the sections. Each one shows a study for trees, leaves and tile designs. Some are stitched, some are gilded. Some are just going to remain a plain colour.
I keep on playing around and rearranging them so that the colours balance. But eventually I am going to have to commit and stick them down!