For the past few days I have been working on another rubbing in the David Johnson series. This one is once again using two different plates, the snail and the caterpillar. When I first started out making the large rubbing as shown below it was my intention to make this piece but I got carried away by adding all the other plates to the piece, and I am glad that I did! Now, however it is good to get back to the original plan. It has been a lot of fun creating this particular piece because of all the background landscape imagery that I was able to formulate thanks to the clouds of soft crayon that was originally put on the paper when I first did the rubbing. The stone also was pieced together using these clouds as a basis for finding shapes and ultimately finding the rock formations.
"Follow the Leader" shown in stages
11th generation artisan working in the shadows of the nations capitol at the top of the Shenandoah Valley