Preparing to take our art to Palencia

Both of us feel honoured to have been invited to this prestigious gathering and excited to present our work to plant pathologists. We hope to inspire them in their work and to learn from their latest research. Many thanks to all who are helping us travel to Palencia with our art (for a list of supporters, click our Sponsors page). We are grateful for contributions of any amount!

Here are some photos from our preparations:

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Claire tries out various combinations of her torn, stained, canvas “trees” to make her final selections. Some of these will hang in grove-like stands at the exhibition in Palencia.

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A digital maquette of Claire’s trees in the exhibition space in Palencia. (Those paintings won’t be on the walls!)

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The first colour Bill has silkscreened onto Mitsumata paper hand made by Juan Barbé. Thanks to Kathy Kinakin of Beau Photo for sending reference photos of the “paperbush” in Van Dusen Gardens in Vancouver!

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After the second printing of the paperbush plant (this part of the edition is on Somerset paper, as well as Mitsumata). Brushwork allows one stencil to create the illusion of several, with painterly effects; all are different.

Bill’s goal is to take two new prints along with other from this series of plant papers. One is on Juan’s Mitsumata paper made in his Eskulan studio, another is on Curly Dock paper that we made together in 2013.

The kitchen table is often the location of last minute touch-ups & gathering wooden hanging parts for Claire's trees.

The kitchen table is often the location of last minute touch-ups & gathering wooden hanging parts for Claire’s trees.

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