I am late in mailing my first Absence/Presence Art Tag piece to my partner. It took a while for my mind to grasp what to make from this subject. The idea finally came to me Sunday morning at 3:00 am when I should have been fast asleep from the exhaustion of open studios.
I printed my favorite images on transparency and inserted them in a children's book. The book is painted with black gouache, which gives it a sooty texture.
I wrapped the book in tea-dyed cheesecloth and sent it off to my partner today.
white marker, double-sided tape, scissors, black paint, glue stick