Reminiscence Papers

The Sunday Paper #169, August 5, 2017

Paper of the Week: Reminiscence Papers

When I was in Oregon in June, I reconnected with Debra Glanz at the Focus on Book Arts trade fair, where we were both vendors. Debra designs and produces a lovely line of printed papers for book arts and scrapbooking. She’s having a sale during August over on her Etsy site. Be sure to poke around the other pages on her site – she makes the sweetest books, boxes & more, all covered in her gorgeous patterned papers.

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In the Studio:

I love the loops that life takes! And it’s fun to reflect on how one thing leads to another, which you can only see when looking back. In 1989, I had the opportunity to visit Japan – and the shoji screens I saw there inspired the shadow lantern structure below. This is one of the six projects we’ll be making in my upcoming online class, Paper Lanterns.  Will you join us?

Read all about the class, watch the video introduction and download your free paper tutorial here.

One of the things I love about this project is it’s versatility: you can create multiple panels, it’s reversible, hinge allows the panels to flex in both directions, and the structure can be a book, a folding screen or a lantern!

Papery Tidbits

  • My biannual online paper sale is coming soon and will feature abaca in various muted colors watermarked broadsides & more!
  • Want to work with me in person? Grab a last spot in my retreat (September 8-10 or 12-14), meet me on Whidbey Island (October 5-8) or find me in San Antonio (October 20-22).

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Old cameras are almost a thing of the past, which makes these paper renditions even more delightful. Korean artist Lee Ji-hee has recreated a selection of vintage cameras out of bright, colorful paper which makes them much funkier than their original counterparts. Click through to see a fantastic selection.

Ooh la la! These pieces must be powerful to view in person. This spring Miso completed the final installment of a trilogy she has worked on over the past three years. Each of the three installations (titled “Surface to Air,” “Fallout,” and “Sarcophagus”) includes vast paper “tapestries” that catalogue places on Earth that have known trauma: Ukraine, Fukushima, and Chernobyl, respectively. Visually, the hand-hammered pinholes in these works mimic the stitches of a woven tapestry.

In Fallout, pinhole-punch works of art map the topography of ground zero at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, emulating the folds of abandoned fishnets she saw there.
(Photo: Miso)

Yay! Aimee Lee, whose life work has been mastering and sharing Korean papermaking traditions, is portrayed in this beautiful CNN video. Enjoy!

If you’re in Omaha, the late artist Mary Beth Fogarty is featured in Gallery 72’s August exhibition. Titled The Art of Abstraction, the show features drawings and paintings on paper.

Long Journey Home by Mary Jane Fogarty

This papercraft electronics activity book looks like it could keep a child of any age busy for a long time!

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Hi, I'm Helen Hiebert!
I'm an artist working primarily in handmade paper; I write how-to books and make films about papermaking and paper arts; and I love learning about new techniques and methods for working with paper! You can learn more about me at http://www.helenhiebertstudio.com

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