Everyone is familiar with paper, but not necessarily with how it is made. Teresa Cole’s current exhibition, “Depth of Surface,” atWhitespace brings paper to the forefront and will definitely cause you to think more about the methods of creating handmade paper, and better appreciate its delicate textural qualities.
The New Orleans-based artist is known for her work as a printmaker. Cole has been exploring papermaking as way of uniting image and structure in her work. One of the ways she does this is with “pulp painting,” creating her patterned images with handmade paper pulp so that the resulting image is also the paper itself.