I've been making drawings inspired by the Japanese textiles known as Boro for the past few weeks. After reading a book about Boro (which translates as "rags") I got fascinated by the idea of making drawings in the same spirit of patched and mended fabric. Boro were made in the northern part of Japan, where it is very cold, and were a way of using every last scrap of valuable fabric to create warm clothing. Frugality and the art of "making do" are mother to creativity in a way that nothing else can be. I want to honor and explore these ideas, and see how they translate to paper. Artist Kathryn Clark did a post on Boro recently on her blog which you can look at here.