Gilded Lead (1-5), acrylic and gold foil on hand embossed paper, 8.5″ x 11″, 2014-2016

This series is a study in composition. How can a simple shape be made interesting? 

The paper has been embossed and debossed by creasing damp paper around metal washers with a stylus. Initially, this work wasn’t coloured. Adding flat tonal grey and contrasting metallic allows more complexity into the design.