The Sunday Paper #259
Congratulations to Ashisha from Santa Fe for winning last week’s giveaway. Thanks to everyone else for participating!
May 12, 2019
Paper of the Week: Japanese Linen
In the Studio: Nancy Cohen on Paper Talk
I had the pleasure of interviewing Nancy Cohen on the podcast. Nancy is a New Jersey artist who was introduced to handmade paper during a residency program at Dieu Donne Papermill in New York City in the early 1990’s. She became entranced with paper as a material, and she talks about the similarities and differences she finds between paper and glass, a material she also works with. Nancy creates all of her work without a papermaking studio – she brings wet sheets that she makes at Dieu Donne back to her own studio – and she is pushing the medium in really interesting ways. We discuss the life cycles of her installations, which she often exhibits multiple times, her pulp drawings that were recently on view in NYC, and how she helped her son and daughter-in-law create their handmade paper wedding invitations gorilla style. Have a listen!
- Awagami Mill in Japan has a residency program in the fall of 2019. I am tempted to apply!
- The Women’s Studio Workshop is raising funds for a parent residency grant. What an appropo cause to donate to today! Will you join me?
- I’m currently seeking a sponsor for each month of the Twelve Months of Paper. Contact me if you are interested in promoting your company in the book, on this blog and on Paper Talk.
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