For the month of August, I was invited to install a site-specific papermaking installation at Sprout Gallery. Sprout is a cool co-working space, located in Rising Sun Mills in Providence, Rhode Island.
The Matter of Tides is an immersive art installation of handmade paper, inspired by shoreline detritus and plant ecologies of the Narragansett Bay.
Recently, I finished a public art project that involved nearly 200 Rhode Island seniors and CareLink staff members in the creation of handmade paper books.
The Mind’s Eye: Natural Places in Paper was created in honor of CareLink’s 20th Anniversary. Inspired by natural places, this project used paper pulp made from local plants to create circular book pages—25 books that are 20 pages long. Residents and staff were asked to think of outdoor places they have been, and something they enjoyed about their natural place, and create ‘paper pulp paintings’ and writings in response. Their memory was as simple as the ocean water surface, trees in full bloom, or the perfect blue sky.
I’m happy to share a wonderful article by Take Magazine, which talks about my art and papermaking practice, as well as a recent project at a community urban garden.
New work! I’ve been experimenting even further with Phragmites Australis, a.k.a., Common Reed. Aptly named, this is an invasive plant species found in North America and here in Rhode Island.
I’m pleased to share with you my interview on Big Red & Shiny, a Boston based online journal and blog. Paulina Perlwitz, a friend and fantastic artist I met during my time at UConn, was the one to ask me a set of compelling questions.
I’m happy to announce my latest show, Land Studies, a solo exhibition of my new papermaking work at the AS220 Project Space Gallery in Providence. It’s my first Rhode Island art show! Take a look at my new pulp paintings and sculptural papermaking installations based on sites around Rhode Island and coastal New England.
If you saw my last post, you’ll see that I had a ball teaching an all-day hand papermaking workshop at the AS220 Print Shop. Soon after, I was interviewed by Alison, an AS220 intern,
Not too long ago, I made a road trip to San Antonio, Texas to see the city and make some pulp paintings at the Picante Paper Studio at the Southwest School of Art. The visit was my award won at the 5th National Collegiate Handmade Paper Art Exhibition, shown at Rutgers and the Corcoran Center. Thank-you Beck Whitehead for being a great host!
As promised, here are photos of the art installations shown in Uncharted Territories: A Printscape, which was part of this past SGC International Printmaking Conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana. This exhibition features emerging artists in South Louisiana, working in printmaking, handmade paper art, fiber art, video, sculpture and more. Enjoy!