The Sunday Paper #326
August 23, 2020
Papermaker of the Week: Shawna Moulton
This is a new column. If you’re a papermaker and would like to be featured in the coming weeks and months, please fill out this form. I’d love to hear from you!
Born and raised in the Caribbean Islands, Shawna Moulton is a multidisciplinary artist and art educator based in South Florida. She is best known for her paper-cast sculptures of the human figure, illustrations on handmade paper, and her mixed-media works reflecting motherhood. “My work has gotten smaller in scale over the years, but immensely more intimate. The illustrations you see here are portraits of my family, I used my handmade paper to give a sense of warmth and adinkra symbols representing strength, hope, God’s presence and protection. With the world being in the state that it’s in, naturally I want to keep my family safe. Being a new mom, my daughter is my muse.” Today Shawna continues her studio art practice, teaches art, lectures and offers workshops online.
In the Studio:
I just finished filming the last instructional video for my online class, Paper + Light – we’re making natural armatures this week. I plan on sharing a video of the amazing works of participants soon. If you’re interested in joining me for this class the next time I offer it (probably next summer), please add your name to this list.
What do what large animal waste and handmade paper have in common? Both are made of fiber! Check out the products that are being made from elephant poop paper in Sri Lanka.
Katsumi Hayakawa hand cuts dense cityscapes and urban districts from white paper.
You won’t believe what this paper art by Jill Pam is made of!
Ted flew to Connecticut last weekend to pick up our new pup. His name is Stryker – the kennel he comes from is Katalyst Kennels. Ted came up with the name because a match is a catalyst, and striking a match is the ultimate catalyst. Stryker is super cute, squiggly and wiggly, a real handful, and he likes to bite his big pupper Halo’s ears (much to Halo’s dismay).
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