Collaged color pencil drawings
I make collaged color pencil drawings of animal forms made of minute gestures and impossible growth patterns that create compact energy fields. I collaborate with anatomical designs found in strains of life both common and precarious. I am inspired by 19th century naturalist photography and illustration, textile design, cellular photography, hermetic practices and childrens books. My process is time-intensive and meditative. The development of each piece is both calculated and mysterious, involving multiple underdrawings collaged with cut, punched and embossed paper details.
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© Rebecca Barten 2012