It’s a wonderful thing to come upon a new papermaking technique in your studio, and then have the opportunity to share it with other artists.
This summer and last summer, I’ve taught ‘Pulptypes: Hybrid Papermaking and Printmaking’ at Women’s Studio Workshop, located in New York’s Hudson Valley region. Their Summer Art Institute program invites instructors to teach week-long intensives in their beautiful paper and print studios.
In or around the Providence, Rhode Island this January? I’m happy to announce an installation of new papermaking artwork at the Paperworks downtown storefront.
On view are 6 handmade paper works. Each has a portion of previously made works (ranging from cast pulp prints, silkscreen prints, seaweed books, river mud books) embedded in transparent abaca fiber.
More interesting, in this alternative space, it was exciting to view these as 2-sided works. Depending on the lighting and time of day, these paper pieces transform dramatically. I’m still planning on stopping by a few more times to see how they change!
Happy 4th! Enjoy some detail shots of what’s going on my studio recently. Lots of small pulp painting/pulptype experiments and making friends with my new(ish) beater. Yep, I now have a little monster of a Noble & Wood Hollander Beater.
After a run of some popular basic hand papermaking classes at the AS220 Print Shop, a sculptural papermaking class seemed to make sense. Pulp painting is fantastic, but so is taking advantage of the artistic potential of paper to be three-dimensional. Working with paper pulp or freshly formed, wet sheets opens up a world of sculptural techniques that utilize how wet paper sheets dry and the remarkable memory that paper fibers have. Lindsey Beal and I had a great time showing a range of sculptural techniques in this debut class. Check out some photos from the workshop!
Get ready for some juicy photos of Passing Notes: A Handmade Paper Collaborative Installation at the Gya Gallery at Yeyo Arts Collective in St. Louis, MO. This was a project I was part of in March 2011 with Megan Singleton and Sarah Shearer ( fellow Louisiana State University printmaking and sculpture graduate students).