I used black and sepia oil sticks, turpentine as needed and butchers wrapping paper to play around with mark making. I had anyway been interested in the part of the rope that lay inside the knot, out of view. For larger studies in these media I had to set the butchers paper aside.
Viewers have told me the knots suggest emotional states. I see what they mean but I was just playing around.
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