Geo-Graphic Gems

The Sunday Paper #225

September 9, 2018
Thanks to everyone who entered the September Twelve Months of Paper Giveaway featuring a Bookbinder’s Delight from Colophon Book Arts Supply. And the winner is … Ryan Roberts. Congratulations!

Paper of the Week: Red Cliff Paper Retreat

What a thrill it is to have people from all over the country (and one from Japan) come together in my studio for the 5th annual Red Cliff Paper Retreat. Read all about it here and maybe you’d like to join us next year!

In the Studio:

Have you made the September project in the Twelve Months of Paper calendar yet? I’d love to see a photo of your Twisting Light. The 2019 calendars are at the printer and will be available next month!


I have yet to the visit Getty Research Institute, but if I were closer to LA, I’d hop right over to see the Artists and their Books / Books and Their Artists exhibition. I love this story behind a book by Andrea Bowers: at her high school in Ohio, the girls had to make scrapbooks for the athletes at her school (“whaaaaa?”). Instead of parting with hers, she kept it, not willing to give up her creative labor in support of an outmoded patriarchal trope. And that’s when she became a feminist. Below you see another book structure by Bowers with a cool structure.

Andrea Bowers, “Labor Is Entitled to All It Creates” (2012), Published by Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, Flyers and printed ephemera, Colby poster stock. Edition of 2

Check out these upcycled Geo-Graphic Gems by Marcia Passos-Duffy. She makes them by treating pages of vintage National Geographic magazines with citric acid to marbleize the ink that is printed on the pages and then mounts the designs on colored bezels.

I love the variety of paper art that is begin shared over in Club Paper. Here’s you see a unique book work by Sarah Belanger and all of the pieces in the photo on the right are made by Rich Gray (from paper, of course). Join us and share what you’re making!

Pushing Paper: Realizing the Potential of the Medium is currently on view at the Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. Juried by Paul Wong, this show is up through September 22nd and features 45 artists from around the world.

Emanuelle Schaer- “Pieces” (7″ x 6″ x 4″)

This is a great history of Isamu Noguchi’s akari lights. In 1951, the American sculptor was passing through the Japanese town of Gifu City when the mayor asked him to revitalize a centuries-old art form: hand-crafted paper lanterns.


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