The Sunday Paper #456
April 16, 2023
It’s been a whirlwind of a week in NYC – good food, great art, visual stimulation everywhere, lots of walking, and a nice break from my Colorado routine. A week was the perfect length, and I’m ready to go home tomorrow. Here are a few highlights: a nature printed/hand colored specimen book in the Treasures exhibition at the New York Public Library; a book about paper weaving from the kindergarten movement in the early 1900’s, which I viewed in the reading room at the NYPL; and the two original paper dresses, manufactured by the Scott Paper Company as a promotion in the 1960’s in the Generation Paper exhibition at the Museum of Art & Design.
Nearly 4 million origami hearts were displayed at the complex of the famed Angkor Archaeological Park in northwest Cambodia’s Siem Reap province to show support for the 32nd Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.
Check out this unique style of paper cutting in the positive vs. negative spaces. Antonius-Tín Bui reveals intimate portraits of friends, family, and the diverse narratives that shape identity and community.
As the world searches for ways to reduce the use of plastics (single use bags are already being banned in many places) a novel study by Penn State researchers demonstrates a process to make paper bags stronger — especially when they get wet — to make them a more viable alternative.
This is so cool, a high school course in papermaking!
|Featured in my Studio shop:
The Art of Papercraft, Sets of 5 sheets of Translucent Abaca, the Red Cliff Paper Retreat, and The Papermaker’s Companion.
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