Monday, July 4, 2011


Winter Pressing series 1

Winter Pressing series 2

Winter Pressing series 3

Each year I lay paper on the earth and bury it with snow. In December 2010 I laid 3 paper pieces wrapped in wire (8"x10" each) and through the winter, about 40" of snow fell. When the papers were harvested in April, I found that the rust marks I had hoped for were not left on the paper. The papers, nicely sculpted however, were perfect for sumi-dyed roots with accompanying ink drawings.


Jo Murray said...

Lovely images Mary Ellen. I occasionally leave paper under leaves in the garden, but have not had any great success so far.

Lorie McCown said...

Very much enjoyed reading about your process, and you get great results! Nice work.