Wild Sweet Cairn
Watercolor and Image Transfer on Linen Wrapped Cradled Wood Panel
6" x 6"
Part of Jennie’s new series of Tea Scapes that combine image transfers of tea packaging with layered landscapes of environments she’s explored, to both salvage detritus from the trash, as well as depicting a need for space and increased mindfulness.
Cairns are rocks stacked on trails as markers and guides. I had never seen them prior to visiting Utah. They are sculptural creations as much as functional forms. This particular piece was an experiment in materials - wrapping linen to a cradled panel, which was then coated with a ground that accepts watermedia, allowing me to use watercolor on a surface typically reserved for oil painting. The result is a very textured surface that feels almost encaustic-like.