Last weekend, I was a guest artist at Anything Wright Farms, a library in Denver, for their 10th Anniversary event, Sparkopolis. I set up my installation, Look Inside, between the bookshelves, creating an alley that visitors walked into. They were invited to ponder and write about the way they see themselves, to look inside. It was such a meaningful experience that I made a mini recording with my artist friend who attended the event with me. Take a look and a listen!
Out of the Studio:
A visitor to my installation Look Inside asked me whether I’d visited The Empathy Museum. It turns out, it is a traveling exhibition that is in Denver for the month. Based on her explanation, I looked it up and visited before heading back to Edwards and what a treat it was! I spent 10 minutes literally walking in someone else’s shoes. It was so cool: you walk into a giant shoe box and tell the “clerk” what size shoe you wear. She gave me a pair of shoes, along with an ipod with the recording of a story about someone who has overcome an adversity. The shoes belonged to the woman whose story I listened to – an amputee in Denver who finished an ironman race. The length of the stories are all about 10 minutes, which is about how long it takes to walk a mile. So, you can literally walk a mile in someone else’s shoes! LOVED it, and it is up for just a couple of weeks, so if you’re in Denver, go see it!
At the time of publication, my annual Red Cliff Paper Retreat is in full swing. Intrigued? Read all about it here; the next retreat will be announced in December.
MY NEW BOOK – I NEED YOU! A big thank you to all who have sent recent submissions. I’m a bit behind in photographing and sharing, but will do so soon!
I’m in the gathering phase for my next book about all kinds of objects you can create with a single sheet of paper. I envision a visual design element that runs through the book and features a gorgeous array of paper. Do you have a sheet or two to send me? I’m looking for samples of the following, and this list is by no means complete. I want to open people’s eyes to what they can do to a sheet of paper, followed by projects showing what they can do with a sheet of paper.
coated papers, such as persimmon, indigo, etc.
dyed papers like itajame, shibori, etc.
marbling (I have enough of these)
simple printing techniques
rubber stamping/mark making
dimensional techniques, like embossing, momigami, etc.
handmade papers (this won’t be a book about how to make paper, but again, I’d like to show readers what is possible).
8-1/2″ x 11″ samples (more or less)
Please label these on the back of each sheet with your name, e-mail address, website (if relevant) and a brief but thorough description including the type of paper, the technique, etc.
Mail to: Helen Hiebert, 113 Mill Loft St. Unit C213, Edwards, CO 81632
Deadline: October 15, 2019
I will credit you in the book and will be eternally grateful for your contribution. Thank you!
Featured this week in my Studio shop: Vertices, an artist’s book, Water Paper Time download, Alpha, Beta, …, an artist’s book, my Woven Paper Lantern online class.
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