This 32″ round panel is the fourth in a series of couched and hand-cut mixed media pieces inspired by the Rainbow Forest area of Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona. Rainbow Forest Panel IV includes two layers of paper and one layer of cotton duck cloth, stitched together with a sewing machine with pearl cotton thread in the bobbin and then hand cut on the front of the piece. Near the Painted Desert, the layers, swirling colors, intricate macro and micro patterns, and outrageous mineral formations in this area of the southwest US are an unending source of inspiration for me and many artists. Unfortunately, visitors have been stealing the mineral wealth of the national park for a century or more, so if you visit, please take only pictures, leave only footprints, and kill nothing but time. See my other Rainbow Panels here and this and other available work here.