Recycled wood pulp papers, sugaro and octillo cactus skeleton, oak roots and branches, laurel wood. Phone books, paper bags, and newspapers were shredded, boiled, and pulped with a food processor and a drill mixer. A polymer medium was added to the pulp and 9” x 12” sheets were couched directly onto the ground in many layers to develop the surface. Cactus skeletons and oak roots and branches were embedded into the sheet during layering. After drying, the sheet was coated with a polymer medium and rubbed with bronzing powders and lacquers and coated with gesso.
The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on a Nikon Coolscan 4000 film scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension. A 300 ppi JPEG file limited to 1024 pixels on the long dimension was then added to the CONTENTdm database.