Mark-Making

2 Jun

We’ve been doing it forever.  “It” being the compulsion to record life and events in one way or another.  From cave drawings to tattoos, from petroglyphs to virtual signage, mark-making has reflected both the presence as well as the exploits of humans.

It has occurred to me that eco printing is another form of mark making.  On the surface, printing with leaves may appear to only reflect variety of species.  Or a season in the cycle of nature.  Eco printing may appear to only record minutiae as unimportant–perhaps– as the position of a particular leaf on a particular tree.   Or  more important details such as drought.  Flooding.  Quality of soil.  Weather patterns.  But in fact, prints embody these things and much more.

Below are details of prints completed yesterday.  They hold within their beauty a profound and bitter-sweet sadness.  They mark the day Trump decided it was better to get a good “deal” than to defend the environment.  And not only did he withdraw from the Paris (not Pittsburgh) Accords, but he did so on the back of many flagrant and bold-faced lies spun to defend his decision.

So yes, I will remember yesterday–I’ll remember what happened the day these marks were made.  But most importantly I’ll remember the “old saw”–that some people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 Responses to “Mark-Making”

  1. Anonymous June 2, 2017 at 7:44 pm #

    I’m loving these blog posts; especially this last one.

  2. Liz A June 2, 2017 at 8:02 pm #

    How cloth can hold memory …

    • color2016 June 2, 2017 at 11:42 pm #

      I love your thoughtful reminiscings, needless to say the print is sublime.

    • Patricia June 5, 2017 at 9:29 pm #

      And it doesn’t matter how absorbent it is.

    • Patricia June 5, 2017 at 9:30 pm #

      These responses are out of order. Duh

  3. Mo Crow June 3, 2017 at 4:03 am #

    there’s always a mark that can be made for any day even the really sad and disappointing ones… when will we, all 7 billion of us decide to start cleaning up our collective act and loving our beautiful planet?

  4. debbie.weaver June 3, 2017 at 6:29 am #

    Love your words and the eco prints,

    • Patricia June 5, 2017 at 9:31 pm #

      I don’t know the answer, Mo. and I’m not terribly optimistic. Still, though, haven ‘t given up.\

    • Patricia June 5, 2017 at 9:32 pm #

      Thanks Debbie

  5. Anonymous June 3, 2017 at 11:15 am #

    a gift of love back to the Planet

    grace

    • Patricia June 5, 2017 at 9:32 pm #

      From the earth…and back. Yes.

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