Handmade Paper II

A new series of handmade paper created in January and March of 2015 at Dieu Donne in New York City.  With the help and expertise of master papermaker and Studio Collaborator Lisa Switalski I was able to realize 16 new handmade paper pieces to be featured in my next exhibition entitled Seamless Belonging. These works were inspired by everything from Islamic patterning, Renaissance velvets, to bee honeycombs.

“Natural texture and abstract texture, ie ornament, have a depth, not of space but of surface”  states Lars Spuybrook in his book The Sympathy of Things. He argues for ornament and structure becoming one. I see that happening with the handmade paper because the surface is the structure. The patterns are not just applied but actually part of the paper as well.

 

Blacks and Pink Stripe, Handmade paper with linen and abaca, 36" x 26", 2015 (Private Collection)
Blacks-and-Pink-Stripe
White Hexagons, Handmade paper with cotton and abaca, 36" x 26", 2015
White-Hexagons
Stripes, Handmade paper with cotton, linen and abaca, 36" x 26", 2015
Stripes
Birds and Bunnies, Black, Handmade paper with linen and abaca
Birds-and-Bunnies-Black
Birds and Bunnies, White, Handmade paper with cotton and abaca
Birds-and-Bunnies-White
Pink Velvet Pattern, Handmade paper with linen and abaca, 36" x 26", 2015 (Private Collection)
Pink-velvet-pattern
Black Velvet Pattern, Handmade paper with linen and abaca, 36" x 26", 2015
Black-Velvet-Pattern
Black and Pink Hexagons, Handmade paper with linen and abaca, 36" x 26", 2015, private collection
Black-and-Pink-Hexigons
Blue Webbing, Handmade paper with linen and abaca, 36" x 26", 2015
Blue-webbing
Black webbing, Handmade paper with linen and abaca, 36" x 26", 2015
Black-Webbing
Black Hexagons, Handmade paper with linen and abaca, 36" x 26", 2015
Black-Hexigons
Black and Pink Webbing, Handmade paper with cotton, linen and abaca, 36" x 26", 2015
Black-and-Pink-Web-Pattern
Black and Gray Wavy Weave, Handmade paper with linen and abaca, 36" x 26", 2015
Black-and-grey-wavey-weave
White Wavy Weave, Handmade paper with cotton and abaca, 36" x 26", 2015
White-Wavey-Weave