This piece came about as a result of Reggie’s
“Deconstructing The Grid” Primitive to Modern class. It
measures 21” x 26”. It was a collaborative effort with
my friend, Lisa Tsang. The inspiration for this piece
was the picture of a stunning quilt we’d seen on one of
We selected three sheets
of coordinating paper and stacked them together making
the initial two cuts. Then, one sheet was taken for the
top, another for the middle, and the last for the
From these pieces random cuts were made and each piece
was glued in place on black paper with a pebbly texture.
It felt almost as if we were assembling a jigsaw puzzle
and it became more exciting as each piece was laid.
The lettering was done on Arches watercolor paper with a
Speedball B2 nib and the corners were sharpened with a
micron marker. It was then cut out with an X-Acto knife
to play around with the positioning and glued in place
with raised double sided tape.
This was one of the few pieces I did in class. Our year
had one class left to go and had I realized how much fun
this could be, I probably would have waded into the
water much sooner!