Beck Whitehead

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Beck Whitehead is a San Antonio artist who served as Chair of Papermaking and Book Arts at the Southwest School of Art until 2016. In addition she has taught workshops in papermaking around the country and in Canada. Whitehead creates paper paintings and one-of-a-kind books. Exhibitions include the Center for Book and Paper Arts in Chicago and the Robert C. Williams American Museum of papermaking in Atlanta.

© 2009 Beck Whitehead, 15x15, abaca paper painting

© 2009 Beck Whitehead, 15×15, abaca paper painting

 

© 2012 Beck Whitehead, Flora and Fauna, sculptural abaca

© 2012 Beck Whitehead, Flora and Fauna, sculptural abaca

 

© 2014 Beck Whitehead, installation in Rockport of Memories with Flora and Fauna

© 2014 Beck Whitehead, installation in Rockport of Memories with Flora and Fauna

 

© 2016 Beck Whitehead, Stratta Series installation, abaca

© 2016 Beck Whitehead, Stratta Series installation, abaca

Learn more Beck and her work at http://beckwhitehead.com

Click here for more information about the SW School of Art, which has a fantastic papermaking facility (among other studios).

Hand Papermaking Magazine came up in our conversation a few times.

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Music featuring excerpts of Makin’ Paper folk song by Peter Thomas. Listen to the full song and find out about other paper and book arts folk songs.

Gary A. Hanson did the sound editing for this episode. You can find him making audio magic with his podcast series, I’ll Have a Beer and Talk, a show about tech news, culture, weird animal stories and of course, beer.

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