In July I had the honor of working for 5 days at the New York handmade paper studio call Dieu Donné. I worked with the skilled master papermaker Lisa Switalski. We spent the time exploring pulp painting, stencil blow outs and shaped paper sheets. The materials on hand to make the paper were cotton, linen and abaca. Each had very different properties but combined beautifully to create unique results.
Before arriving I created a series of stencils cut from frosted mylar to be used for both additive (pulp painting) and subtractive processes (blow out, where water is used to wash away the non image areas.)
These new works are more pattern explorations that shift between the simple and the complex.
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