This piece is part of a series of collage works with a limited color palette. The process is with crumpled parchment paper or handmade paper dipped in watercolor paint and unfolded to dry. I created a number of pieces and experimented with some brushstrokes and color variations. Then, choosing among the collage pieces put together numerous combinations before finishing.
The colors in this artwork remind me of spring and renewal. A few of the pieces are from my hand making of paper a while back. They have interesting edges and most of the papers are of recycled materials. That crumpled piece of green is paper from the French Paper mill in Niles Michigan. They are located along a river and use energy created from the flow of the river and also use recycled materials in much of their paper stock. So, the name of this artwork is appropriate.
This work is mounted on watercolor paper background and can be float matted with a box frame or with space between the mat and backing to accommodate the slight relief thickness of it.