The Alcohol Ink Process
I enjoy the lack of predictability and control inherent in the combination of alcohol ink on yupo paper. No brushwork is used in my process. Inks are applied directly from bottle to paper, then blended and moved using plastic straws, paper towels, breeze, and gravity. My goal is to allow the ink to move and blend organically, while finding the right moment to impose myself upon it. I experience the process as a dance, and a meditation, the desired balance of give and take with the medium being a metaphor for life. I can’t imagine a more rewarding way to spend my time!