Before I started working on the crosses, I made this one with the papers and called it done. Then there was the tulle laying around in a scrap pile and that was glued on a couple days later. Between the hint of a cross here and checking Pinterest for inspiration my next project focused on a more obvious cross. Then I got obssessed with the shape just as I did with a circle/mandala on a larger scale. I don't know what the obssessive part is about, I just know I'm very attracted to certain arrangements.
Number 1. I think I'm going to arrange 3 of these in a frame though presentation has always been a problem for me. I'd like to include some kind of narrative but haven't figured that out yet. Collage, book pages, photos, mail cancelation.
Crayon resist and watercolor with the script "secrets" that were left from the larger work about this theme. Cursive isn't being taught in school anymore, so some obscure historian will be able to date this in the rare event that it survives longer than me. I'm not all that concerned with the longevity of my work, but just finished The Swerve and am thinking about the manuscripts that inexplicably survive for hundreds of years. That book has inspired me to look up On the Nature of Things.
I wanted to see what a strict horizontal approach to composition would do in this.