I am a fan of serendipitous exploration.
I begin quietly, sitting with my choice of materials — paper, graphite, watercolor, ink — then wander through the process.
Using teabags, infusions, and my own marks, I lead the viewer's attention to the subtle colors and textures so that familiar things are seen with new eyes. Line and stroke become gesture. Folds and variations in transparency both reveal and obscure, contributing to an aura of mystery or enigma.
But used teabags? Tongue in cheek or reverent? Both, actually.
to infuse: 1. to soak or steep in liquid; 2. to fill, pervade, inspire