Collecting Colorways: Natural Pigments of the Pacific Northwest
Collecting Colorways: Natural Pigments of the Pacific Northwest
Collecting Colorways: Natural Pigments of the Pacific Northwest
Collecting Colorways: Natural Pigments of the Pacific Northwest
Collecting Colorways: Natural Pigments of the Pacific Northwest
Collecting Colorways: Natural Pigments of the Pacific Northwest
Collecting Colorways: Natural Pigments of the Pacific Northwest
Collecting Colorways: Natural Pigments of the Pacific Northwest
Collecting Colorways: Natural Pigments of the Pacific Northwest
Collecting Colorways: Natural Pigments of the Pacific Northwest
Collecting Colorways: Natural Pigments of the Pacific Northwest
Collecting Colorways: Natural Pigments of the Pacific Northwest
Collecting Colorways: Natural Pigments of the Pacific Northwest
Collecting Colorways: Natural Pigments of the Pacific Northwest
Collecting Colorways: Natural Pigments of the Pacific Northwest
Collecting Colorways: Natural Pigments of the Pacific Northwest
Collecting Colorways: Natural Pigments of the Pacific Northwest
Collecting Colorways: Natural Pigments of the Pacific Northwest
Collecting Colorways: Natural Pigments of the Pacific Northwest
Collecting Colorways: Natural Pigments of the Pacific Northwest
Collecting Colorways: Natural Pigments of the Pacific Northwest
Collecting Colorways: Natural Pigments of the Pacific Northwest
Collecting Colorways: Natural Pigments of the Pacific Northwest
Collecting Colorways: Natural Pigments of the Pacific Northwest
Collecting Colorways: Natural Pigments of the Pacific Northwest

Collecting Colorways: Natural Pigments of the Pacific Northwest

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These are abstract works on paper using natural inks and paints made from materials gathered around the Pacific Northwest. This series is very process-focused, so I have included photos of the ink and paint making steps as well. To inquire about any of the pieces in the Collecting Colorways series, please send a note. 

 The Process

After making paintings of the land for years, the Collecting Colorways series involves making paintings with the land, using materials I gather from the land. All of the inks and paints used in these paintings are handmade from ingredients I've gathered- berries, mushrooms, trees, rocks, blossoms and discarded objects among other things.

I keep a record of when and where each ingredient was found, along with any narrative behind the gathering. Depending on the material, I use it to make either an ink or a watercolor paint. Each color behaves differently on paper, and they can have even more varied performances when combined with one another. For a complete list of the natural pigments I have collected, click here.