Eastern brushwork and empty space are used to create a timeless and sophisticated balance in my work. With a background in architecture and a passion for lines and the graphical nature of it, I utilize floral and nature scenes to develop arrangements that allude to mood and sensations. The materials used consist of handmade paper, ink made of pine soot and watercolors. The handmade paper has silk, cotton, woodchips and mulberry pressed into the pulp. The result is a warm velvety, tactile surface. The ancient process of preparing the artwork for framing is similar to that of mounting scrolls. Wheat paste is applied to the back side of the artwork and layers of paper applied until it reaches the ideal resilience. This method of preparing works on paper dates back 2 thousand years and can only be done by a handful of artisans in America.