Many of June's highly textured collages express themes of faith, transformation, and antiquity.
|Smooth Stones - 44 x 14 inches; handmade paper, paint, glue, acrylic polymer emulsion, conservation varnish, and Styrofoam armature|
Smooth Stones captured my attention immediately, not only due to its large size (the above photo doesn't begin to do justice!), but also because of its realistic beauty. June said she was inspired by nature to create water and pebbles, and hopes it will convey the peace and tranquility of a river bed. "As I carved each stone I am reminded of how unique each one of us is and that over time the water smooths out our rough edges."
"The stones are carved from Styrofoam, then pulp is added and when the pulp dries, they are painted. People always tell me they think they are real stones. Flecks of mica flicker and reflect light on the water."
See more of June's work at Threshold Handmade Paper Art and find her on Facebook.