The Sunday Paper #455
April 9, 2023
I’m off to The Big Apple tomorrow for a vacation with a childhood girlfriend. I’m really looking forward to it! You’re welcome to follow my daily posts on Instagram.
Check out the transformation of old abandoned books into sculptures and installations by Jukhee Kwon. The artist repetitively twists, ruffles, weaves, or links the pages, creating a variety of meshes and draping forms that cascade from the binding and vary greatly from one piece to the next.
This is heartbreaking news, friends. A shining star in the book arts field has left us. From the GoFundMe page for Chandler O’leary: “We are shocked and heartbroken by the unexpected passing of our beloved Chandler O’Leary on Sunday the second of April, after a brief bout of sudden and severe pneumonia.” Chandler’s illustrations and witty humor were one-of-a-kind. You can support her family at this link.
This is an interesting discussion about how paper is not just a support, but a protagonist in Georgia O’Keeffe’s drawings. Laura Neufeld, associate paper conservator at The Museum of Modern Art, speaks with curator Samantha Friedman about the work in the exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe: To See Takes Time.
Who knew that mathematicians were searching for a shape that never repeats itself (of course they were)! The guy behind the discovery of ‘The Einstein Tile’, David Smith, is a retired printing technician who spent a lot of time at home cutting shapes out of paper and experimenting with them.
- I’m still collecting map strips if you haven’t sent any yet.
- Applications are now open for the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art BRAVA Awards for Emerging Artist, Artist’s Book Artist, Native American & First Nations Artist, and Children’s Book Illustrator.
- Have you had a chance to listen to my interview with Margaret Rhein on Paper Talk?
- My Red Cliff Paper Retreat will take place August 21-25, 2023. Come explore a variety of papers that can be made by hand, cut, folded, stitched and assembled in a variety of ways to create books, wall hangings, sculpture, lighting and more.
Papermaking Series: Beater Maintenance
Here’s the latest in my series of papermaking videos. I’ll be filming a new batch of videos in the near future. Let me know if there’s a papermaking technique that you’d like to see a video about!
|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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