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I turned the tables in celebration of Episode #100. Barb Tetenbaum interviewed me!
We talked a little bit about my senior thesis work at The University of the South, where I got a BA in Art. Here are some images of those pieces, which were created in 1987 and influenced by origamic architecture.
When I went out on my own in the mid-1990’s, I created paper products, but ultimately decided that I didn’t enjoy the production process. Here are a few: The Potted Lamp and another abaca paper/wire lamp.
Some of my early artist’s books and broadsides involved embedding untied knots between sheets of translucent abaca. Here are String Theory and The Way it Is.
We chat about several of my installations: The Hydrogen Bond, Mother Tree and Step Into the Light.
You can find out more about my classes at these links:
I’ve had many, many mentors over the years, in varying capacities (artists, coaches, business owners). Here are the two we discussed: Susan Joy Share and Hedi Kyle.
Visit Helen’s website to learn more about her, and you can also find her on Instagram.
Music featuring excerpts of Makin’ Paper folk song by Peter Thomas. Listen to the full song and find out about other paper and book arts folk songs.
Gary A. Hanson did the sound editing for this episode. He practices and refines his skills in audio production while making his own podcast I’ll Have a Beer and Talk, a show about tech news, culture, weird animal stories and of course, beer. Gary is also the Deckle in Pulp & Deckle, a Portland-based community hand papermaking studio.
so enjoyable to listen to even second time around
Thanks so much, Nikki!