I mark and dye paper and salvaged textiles with gathered natural materials — morning glories, goldenrod, black walnut, barberry, marigold and coreopsis. Traces of leaves and flowers transferred to the surfaces of cloth and paper; mono-prints, marking the season, making a record of that day, that particular time. These prints are assembled to become pages in books, stitched upon and then together. The act of stitching brings me back to the glimpsed lichen on the tree, the lines on the birch bark, the frozen ice on the pond and the sounds of the birds in the woods.
images by Douglas Baz