The Sunday Paper #123, September 4, 2016
I have to admit that I have somewhat of a negative association with crepe paper. For some reason, all I think of is streamers! But a few months ago I discovered this thick colored crepe paper in sheet form. I think the sculptural potential is pretty great! Below you see a few of my stretch tests, and I’m sure that you could do wonders with this material. It comes in 8-1/2″ x 11″ sheets (or larger) in all of the colors you see above. Check out Mulberry Papers & More (be sure to glance at their HUGE selection of other decorative papers as well).
In the Studio:
Oops, I did it again! Since learning to use iMovie (I’m self taught and definitely am not pro) while working on my kickstarter campaign, I can’t stop! Here’s a video about my artist’s book Interluceo. I’d love your feedback if you care to leave a comment. By the way, if you don’t see the video below, click on the title of this blog post (Italian Crepe Paper) and you’ll be taken to the actual blog.
This work by Jenn Hassin is powerful. Now on view now in Austin, this particular rolled paper piece represents the 22 veterans that take their own lives every day. 8,030 rolls (created from handmade paper made of military uniforms) make up A Battle Lost, one for every veteran suicide last year.
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