Mixed media on paper (byobu). 22″ x 30″.
Collection of Gail and John Enns. This was the first folding screen I made. I was assisted in learning this art form by Mary Amt, Special Assistant to The Director at the Smithsonian Freer Gallery. We watched a film of hiogushi (conservators) rebuilding a byobu at The Freer. Marty (who had made the film) explained the process as I took notes. It is pretty much authentic except in the end I primed it in preparation for oil painting and gilding. The back side is gold leaf.