Power of Gold Series
Collection of the City of Chattanooga, Mayor's Office, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 2008. Handmade and painted cotton paper linter. Painted with several colors of gold. The upper "T" shaped paper has 79 triangles of pure 22K gold leaf (metal) sewn to the surface with equal numbers of triangles cut, glued and applied underneath the surface. There is a black triangle sewn underneath each triangle on the surface to give it added depth. The bottom "U" area is comprised of a variety of metallic Japanese dollmaker's papers which are sewn together. Bottom is comprised of 1/4" pieces of gold leaf sewn to acrylic painted cheesecloth. This visually allows the "confetti" to float across the bottom of the frame.