Read Me Like A Book

The Sunday Paper #302

March 8, 2020

Paper of the Week: Flexible Book Structures + Paper Kit

We are going to be exploring a variety of unique papers in my upcoming online class, Flexible Book Structures. We’ll apply konnyaku to Korean hanji to make momigami, stain Tyvek, create a book light with hanji and Japanese linen, a scroll with a leathery paper called Kraft Tex and more. Click here to watch the video trailer and read all about it. I’m hosting a free webinar on Thursday, March 12th if you’d like to learn more, or you can sign up today. There’s a bonus! If you register by March 18th and purchase the kit, I’ll send you a complimentary copy of The Paper Year.

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In the Studio: 

I’m finishing up a paper quilt that I will be exhibiting in a group show that an IAPMA (International Association of Papermakers and Paper Artists) member is coordinating in Santa Fe. I am planning to attend the opening of A Conversation with Paper at Gallery Fritz on April 24th. I hope to see some of you there!
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Papery Tidbits: 

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Listen to my conversation with Robbin Ami Silverberg on Paper Talk! Robbin is a paper and book artist in Brooklyn, NY, whose content-rich artist’s books I have long admired. We had a lovely meandering conversation starting with the paper sculptures she made in college and ending up with an overview of her 30-year retrospective at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn – Read Me Like A Book– which is on view through April 9th. Fun fact: Robbin and I were on Sesame Street with a bunch of cute kids making paper in the mid-1990’s. Enjoy our conversation!

This is not paper, but I think you can see how it is inspired by origami. Issey Miyake does it again! Watch the video at this link – there’s a super clever reveal in the beginning when a giant paper screen is cut open.

Did anyone get a chance to see this at Art on Paper in NYC? It is still going on today!

Samuelle Green | Manifestation 4

The birds are starting to chirp a bit more over here as we’re having a spring tease. Check out these amazing sculptures by the artist Lisa Lloyd. Lloyd constructs their feathers and wings with tiny pieces of scalloped paper, often using 4,000 paper pieces on a single model. And she studies their movements before capturing them in paper.

We have a new challenge over in The Paper Studio. We’re making Strip Books, the March project in “The Paper Year”. They’re a lot of fun to make and there are as many variations as you can possibly imagine. How many strips will you cut? What kind of paper will you use? What shape will your strips be? How will you connect them? There are so many possibilities! Click on over to find out more… I’m looking forward to seeing your creations!

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Featured this week in my Studio shop:

Flexible Book Structures online class, Water Paper Time, a paper meditation in the form of a film, The 12 Months of Paper Collection, and Grid Paper.

Flexible Book Structures Banner

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