Hindsight 2020

conversation takes time

watercolor paper, ballpoint pen, soy-based ink

watercolor paper, ballpoint pen, soy-based ink

institutional voices

handwoven paper, coffee filters, rice paper, soy-based ink

handwoven paper, coffee filters, rice paper, soy-based ink

from the catbird seat, words count

handwoven paper, rice paper, soy-based ink

handwoven paper, rice paper, soy-based ink

mumbles and whispers, it's not what they shout

handwoven paper, rice paper, soy based ink

handwoven paper, rice paper, soy based ink

peaceable assembly

handwoven paper, rice paper, soy based ink

handwoven paper, rice paper, soy based ink

all news is local

handwoven paper, rice paper, soy based ink

handwoven paper, rice paper, soy based ink

subtle divides to the open airs

handwoven paper, rice paper, soy based ink

handwoven paper, rice paper, soy based ink

all the way through god's green gates

handwoven paper from road maps, rice paper, soy based ink

handwoven paper from road maps, rice paper, soy based ink

shake the ruts of America

handwoven paper, rice paper, soy based ink

handwoven paper, rice paper, soy based ink

dazzled by false choices brother

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handwoven paper, rice paper, soy based ink

sometimes, precipice

handwoven paper, rice paper, soy based ink

handwoven paper, rice paper, soy based ink

allowed to rise most stand on their own together

quilt from rinsed coffee filters, thread, garden cloth, soy based ink

quilt from rinsed coffee filters, thread, garden cloth, soy based ink

draws attention to the nouns, but it's the verbs that mount

Juror's award: National Collage Association's 36th Annual Competition
handwoven paper, rice paper, soy based ink

Juror's award: National Collage Association's 36th Annual Competition
handwoven paper, rice paper, soy based ink

a brief history of little tin gods would serve us well

handwoven paper, rice paper, soy based ink

handwoven paper, rice paper, soy based ink

and still, we have his bridge to cross again (Senator John Lewis)

handwoven paper from shredded maps, rice paper, black tape, soy based ink. Thanks to Jake Crandall, Photographer for source photography

handwoven paper from shredded maps, rice paper, black tape, soy based ink.  Thanks to Jake Crandall, Photographer for source photography

wasps in the rose garden is a long standing problem for garden diversity

handwoven paper from shredded books and seed catalogs, rice paper, soy based ink

handwoven paper from shredded books and seed catalogs, rice paper, soy based ink

showing the seams, the drywall tape, the glue
(rather than some rush of words, he simply said "black lives matter")

drywall tape, watercolor & rice paper, soy based ink

 drywall tape, watercolor & rice paper, soy based ink

in a flicker, a song replaced by drumming

handwoven paper, rice paper, soy based ink

 handwoven paper, rice paper, soy based ink

when frogs prevail, we call it plague

©2020, Mike Sweeney, rice and watercolor paper, soy based ink, ball point pen

©2020, Mike Sweeney, rice and watercolor paper, soy based ink, ball point pen

the myth of monoliths, of all-of-a-kind

handwoven paper, rice paper, soy based ink

handwoven paper, rice paper, soy based ink

which word does it sound like? which intent?

handwoven paper, rice paper, soy based ink, graphite

handwoven paper, rice paper, soy based ink, graphite

too sleepy people

handwoven paper, rice paper, soy based ink

handwoven paper, rice paper, soy based ink

the world is a large place, and I intend for it to be interesting

handwoven paper from magazines and desk calendars, rice paper, soy based ink

handwoven paper from magazines and desk calendars, rice paper, soy based ink

reach

handwoven paper, gesso, cutout, permanent ink

handwoven paper, gesso, cutout, permanent ink
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Cover &  Interview, September, 2019

 

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conversation takes time