The Sunday Paper #342
December 13, 2020
Teri Power uses fibers and colors that she gathers from her surroundings in her paper art. Whether sculptural or flat, the substrate of the work is “of her place”, and the meaning of the work is derived from that fact. That and the fact that in today’s world, so much of human knowledge has been lost in the making of the work. Found objects add another layer of meaning as they must be chosen and gathered.
I received a shipment of nine damaged copies of my book, Papermaking With Garden Plants & Common Weeds. I do not have to return them or pay for them, but I hate to throw them out! Some are dog eared, and others have a slightly damaged spine, but the contents are A-OK! I’d love to ship you or a friend a copy! You will pay only $10 to cover media mail shipping & handling.
If you prefer an undamaged copy of the book, I have those too!
I like these sentiments by artist Huang Li-hsiang: “Paper art requires no educational background nor wealth; all you need is passion,” says the 63-year-old. “A flat piece of paper can become any 3D object, just as an individual has infinite possibilities.” Read about her amazing career.The Jeonju city government in North Jeolla Province in South Korea has partnered with the Central Institute for Restoration and Conservation of Archival and Library Heritage (ICPAL) in Rome, paving the way for the globalization of Korean traditional handmade paper known as hanji. Under terms of the agreement, the Jeonju city government plans to promote the superiority, durability and tradition of Jeonju hanji in the global cultural property market, which would contribute to expanding awareness of the traditional Korean paper.
So, this is not paper but Kanat Nurtazin uses papercutting techniques on leaves and photographs them in remarkable ways. Click through to view all of the images.
A blog reader (thanks, David) told me about Marilyn Scott-Waters, aka the Toymaker and her amazing papercraft tutorials for most (if not all) holidays. Check them out, she even provides printable patterns so you can create your toys with seasonal patterned papers.
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