The Sunday Paper #106, May 8, 2016
Paper of the Week: Handmade Japanese-Style Paper with Stenciled Pulp
I’m working on a new column for a craft magazine (more when the issue is published) and have been practicing my accordion folds and pleating. I love working with stained Tyvek!
Congratulations to Jocelyn Chateauvert, paper artist extraordinaire, for winning the 2016 People’s Choice Award at Artfields 2016 in Lake City, SC. Her piece Invasive Species was created with some 1,200 sheets of handmade abaca in varying shades of translucency for approximately 300 morning glories. These ranged in size from 1 1/2” – nearly 6’ in diameter and invaded the Jones-Carter Gallery from walls to rafters covering about 55’ in length.
I will never tire of images like this of paper drying on moulds out in the sun. Nepalese factories producing handmade paper are making a comeback after being forced to remain out of the picture for more than a decade due to high production costs, shortage of raw materials, lack of manpower and the Maoist insurgency.
In his ongoing series of 3D origami animal sculptures, Vietnamese artist Hoang Tien Quyet loves to use a special technique where he wets paper to create curves instead of the usual crisp, folded lines.
This is a lovely video by Jackson Whelan about the evolution of papermaker and artist, Deborah Sharpe-Lunstead’s paintings that lie within the sheets of paper themselves. View more of her work here.
Did you see the Game of Thrones intro that was created with 7,600 paper cutouts? It is actually a clever ad for Moleskine.
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