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Jenny’s Purple Tuftscape

Four years ago today, I lost a childhood friend to cancer. She was only forty-one years old. To celebrate Jenny and her love of all things purple and fun, I’d like to dedicate this tufted art piece to her memory. I communed with her playful, artistic spirit as I built layers of paper with matte medium and then began a process of décollage.

The photo-chronology below begins with the first layer of collage, builds to the top layer, and then documents the process of tearing away and other alterations.

Jenny's Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny’s Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny's Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny’s Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny's Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny’s Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny's Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny’s Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
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Jenny’s Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
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Jenny’s Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny's Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny’s Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny's Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny’s Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
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Jenny’s Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny's Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny’s Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny's Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny’s Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny's Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny’s Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny's Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny’s Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny's Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny’s Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny's Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny’s Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny's Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny’s Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny's Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny’s Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny's Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny’s Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny's Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny’s Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny's Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny’s Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny's Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014
Jenny’s Purple Tuftscape, Catherine Raine 2014

I miss you very much, Jenny! I’ll never forget your hilarious laugh, astuteness, and loving smile.

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