Cloister – 8″ x 8″ – altered and hand-marbled papers, wax.

This is a study for a future larger piece, which will be called She Turned the Cloister On Its Ear.  The title refers to the geometry; the ratio of the larger square to the one that is set inside it is a proportion often used in constructing the cloister (enclosed courtyard) of a monastery.  The darker papers are altered magazine pages, and the lighter ones are hand-marbled paper.