The Sunday Paper #420
July 10th, 2022
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These drawings on paper by Kathleen Henderson are so poignant! “Henderson has been drawing her way through nearly 30 years of exasperation at this country’s political corruption, military operations, environmental degradation, and social unrest, creating a devastating register of human folly and wrongdoing.”
During my upcoming class in Italy, we’ll be visiting Fabriano, an historic papermaking village. Yes, that Fabriano – their paper can be found in art stores worldwide. Here’s a lovely glimpse into the medieval town.
This amazing time-lapse video shows Chris Conrad, 22, creating a breath-taking five-foot-nine high statue – from a single piece of paper. It looks like he glued several sheets of paper together to create the large sheet, and I found it fascinating to watch him folding in various settings.
I’m featuring one-sheet wonders here on the blog, since the projects my new book, The Art of Papercraft, fall into that category. I’d love to feature your one-sheet wonders!
Marilyn Hammick is a maker, a stitcher and a writer with a practice that aims to create forms that bring paper, thread, fabric and words together. Below you’ll find two of her renditions of projects in The Art of Papercraft:
Left: Pleat and Dot, 2022, is a Swirling Flower, made with wrapping paper and measuring 8 x 8 inches;
Right: On Display, 2022, is a Pleated Display Stand (designed by Hedi Kyle for the book) created in A4 mi teintes paper and displays offcuts from Hammick’s paintings.
- I’m giving a virtual lecture through the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking on July 26th via Zoom, which is free and open to anyone. Illuminating the Paper Vessel will focus on my artistic research into creating sculptural paper forms, many of them rooted in Japanese tradition.
- The culminating event for Step Into the Light, the giant paper lantern I constructed at Anythink Wright Farms Library, will take place on July 30th. If you’re in Denver, I hope you can join me!
- The Paper Retreat in Italy, that I’m part of, is filling up, but there are still a few spots.
- I have two spots that have opened up in my Red Cliff Paper Retreat in my Colorado studio in August. Our theme is paper weaving.
In the Studio:
I’m going to be offering a weekly selection of Small Sheets in limited quantities for the next several weeks. You might recognize many of these sheets from last year’s Curated Paper Collections (I had a few leftover sheets) but there will be other papers in the mix too.
This week’s selection includes ten sheets ranging in size between 7″ x 10″ and 9″ x 12″. They tuck neatly into a stiff mailing envelope for first class shipping. I have 10 sets for $24.99 each (plus $3 for shipping in the US). I’m happy to ship elsewhere, but the shipping charge will be higher. Click through to read a bit about each paper and order a set.
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