Elizabeth Bisbing
Painted Paper Collage

 

 

New Work

Sketchbooks

Botanical Art

Calamity Series

Illuminations

Animations

Wildflowers

Change of Costume Cards

Paper Dolls





Contact: bisbing@ebisbing.com

For years I have been working a lot in sketchbooks. These typically are hardbound with spiral sides and are 12 x 9 inches. They are filled with drawings of plants and fish or turtles ... made on site. My favorite places are the High Line and the New York Botanical Garden. I have been recording the dates that these drawing were made. It's interesting to see how blooming times vary from Spring to Spring. Then back at the studio, things are sometimes added to these sketches. i.e. ink, paint, other drawings made in museums and more often a collagraph print of Little Betty Jane. Sketchbooks are a place for me to try out new ideas and to build something ... they can feel like artist books.

 
Passion Flower Vine
Drawing/Collage: graphite, paper
12 x 9 inches
2016

 

 
Eve Weeping
Drawing/Collage: graphite, paper
12 x 9 inches
2016

 

 
Water Lilies
Painted Paper Collage: gouache, graphite, paper
12 x 9 inches
2016

 

 
Magnolia Branch
Drawing/Collage: marker, NY Times, paper
12 x 9 inches
2016

 

 
Water Lilies II
Drawing/Collage: marker, gouache, paper
12 x 9 inches
2016

 

 
Hanging Around
Drawing/Collage: marker, collagraph print, paper
12 x 9 inches
2016