Poured Paperworks

Poured Paperworks

The Sunday Paper #166, July 16, 2017

Paper of the Week: Arnold Grummer’s Midwest Paperfest

This is a call to paper artists throughout the midwest. You are invited to exhibit and offer your work for sale at historic Town Square in Green Lake, WI. This juried event offers awards in the categories of handmade paper art, artist trading cards and art on paper. Click here to view the application.


In the Studio:

If you didn’t catch this on facebook this week, here’s a 36 second video that documents how I’m making the cover for my next artist’s book, Tangential.

Papery Tidbits:

I’ve been working on my website a bit this week and have a few new pages to share with you:


This kid got into university based on his paper folding skills. How cool is that? He even pointed out that folding paper seems easy but requires a good sense of mathematics and spatial structure (yes!). Sun Hongtao is currently showing his paper folding work in Jinan City, capital of East China’s Shandong Province.


I met Sarah Brayer in the early 90’s when she came to edition her poured paperworks at Dieu Donné Papermill in NYC, where I was working at the time. She’s been living in Japan since 1980 and has just published a beautiful book documenting her editioned works in paper. You can view and order a copy here. Check out pages 80/81 to see some of her works created at Dieu Donné.

I enjoyed reading this piece about a one-day art installation by Frank Brannon and Jeff Marley, which took place on the Oconaluftee Island Park in Cherokee, NC. The installation was a representation of a spider and a web made from mulberry wood and mulberry paper. The web contained hidden messages.

HUNGRY: A message is found in the spider’s web that speaks of a relish that takes a real appetite to stomach.

A new book by Zupagrafika lets you toy with constructivism. No glue or scissors required!

Courtesy of Zupagrafika

Watch out! You might fall down the rabbit hole… check out the Super-Cool Fold of the Week, which features a cool new design in paper engineering each week!


About our sponsor:  Arnold Grummer’s Papermaking is celebrating 40 years of service to the education, art and hand papermaking communities. They continue their dedication to quality supplies and clear instruction to ensure success at home, in the studio, and in the classroom.


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  1. Teresa Smith says:

    Visiting Arvada (getting out of the Tucson heat!!!) and saw your work at the Arvada Center. The whole show was fantastic. Wish there had been a catalog to share with my PaperWorks group in Tucson…….

    • Helen says:

      HI Teresa, thanks for making the trek! It is an amazing collection of paperworks, isn’t it? All good wishes, Helen

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