I had the pleasure of visiting a different art store than the one I normally frequent. The isles upon isles of reasonably priced paint and canvas astounded me. Among many other things I discovered, I stumbled upon some new handmade papers. Prior to my art store outing, I had thought to include handmade paper in the Presence paintings to add a textural element. I found paper with string incorporated into it–this was my chance to try out my idea. I used this paper for the gray section in Presence #20.