Fundraising for Paper

Fundraising for Paper

This is Day 11 of 25 Days of Paper and Day 80 of my 100 x 100 Paper Weavings Project.

© Helen Hiebert, 100 x 100 Paper Weavings, #80,   8-1/2" x 9", $100

© Helen Hiebert, 100 x 100 Paper Weavings, #80, 8-1/2″ x 9″, $100

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I’ve had this sheet of pleated abaca in my pile of papers to be woven almost since the beginning. Finally today I was inspired to weave it with this green striped paper that I purchased at Wet Paint in Minneapolis a couple of years ago. It is interesting how the pleating of the abaca made the paper pucker as it dried, and I’m intrigued by the way that the pleating interacts with the green striped paper.

And speaking of folded paper (the pleated paper is made by folding it when still wet, pressing it and then drying it), I just learned about the artist Sipho Mabona who is in the middle of a campaign to fund constructing a life-size origami elephant. He’s half way there, and I think we should all contribute a bit to make his project a reality.
Actually, I’m pretty sure he’ll create it whether he reaches his funding goal or not, since he is working with a crowdfunding platform that allows him to keep whatever money he raises (on other crowdfunding platforms, it is all or nothing). Click here to see what you get if you support his project. From the artist’s perspective, I hope that he will actually make enough money to cover his expenses, since in addition to funding his project, he also has to make all of the rewards!
You can watch other stop-motion videos of his work here. And read about his swarming locust installation made from folded money!
About the 25 Days of Paper: I’m going to be a crazy blogger in December, featuring cool paper products, projects, blogs, books, or papers each day. Join in the fun by reading along! I’ll also post links on my FaceBook page. Enjoy the season!
About 100 x 100 Paper Weavings: On September 23, 2013, I started making 100 daily paper weavings. I’ll finish on New Year’s Eve!

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