photograph of the process of arranging and mounting the small egg paintings
February is coming to a close and the piece that is the compilation of these 28 small paintings is coming together. Here you see the mat board (laying on the floor and reflected in a mirror) with 224 holes pierced in it in such a way as to create a grid - 4 x 7. For a test, one of the small paintings has been laced onto the board (the one in the lower left in the mirror.) It wasn't too hard to do that. I used a very small crochet hook and, for now, light masking tape. I'll use archival linen tape for the final assembly.
I'm impatient to finish, and have dried, the last five small paintings. The most delightful part for me is arranging these elements, like musical notes, to make a harmonious whole. The mirror helps me to get some distance from the piece and to imagine it vertically. March is coming - I believe it now.