The Sunday Paper #449
February 26, 2023
I’m starting a new community project, and you’re invited to take part!
I am about to begin working on a how-to book about paper weaving. In conjunction, I am launching my next project – a collaborative paper weaving. I plan to collect strips of paper with messages from participants from around the world which I will weave into a large wall piece representing our collective planet. I hope to feature this weaving in the book and to exhibit it.
You can help by sending me your maps!
Here’s what I need:
Send your strips to: Helen Hiebert Studio, 113 Mill Loft St. Unit C213, Edwards, CO 81632
Save the rest of your map – I’ll be hosting a free zoom workshop to teach you how to make a unique weaving in the near future.
This is a global community project – please tell your friends. Let’s see if we can get a map strip from each corner of the earth!
How cool is this? Since 2015, the arts nonprofit Visual AIDS has celebrated Valentine’s Day with women living with HIV through LOVE POSITIVE WOMEN (LPW), a grassroots initiative that uses the holiday as a backdrop for activism and advocacy through community kinship and artistry. With the help of Brooklyn-based paper-making mill Dieu Donné, LPW has invited artists, activists, and community members to design hand-crafted Valentine’s Day cards to distribute internationally to women living with HIV.
I am co-jurying the North American Hand Papermaker’s next juried exhibition: Sustainability in Chaos. Artists have shown their animus in chaotic human situations in different ways, such as through visualizations, music, poetry, photography, etc. They depict it in dream-like abstractions, express it in realistic depictions of life, inform the mind, or convey their empathy through art. I hope you’ll submit an entry.
This is a great series of photos showing an in-depth tutorial on paper-making from natural fibers, in this case from banana stalks. Anupam Chakraborty at Nirupama Academy of Handmade Paper in Kolkata, India, introduced participants to the magic of creating sheets.
This is a fun article about artists using art (in the form of paper) as art therapy. There’s a great video about various suminagashi marbling techniques by Rhonda Barrett (the second artist featured).
My month-long online class, Weave Through Winter, is wrapping up on Tuesday. Here are a few of my favorite weavings – ones I created (you can see all of them on my instagram @helenhiebert). I’ll be sharing more from class participants in the coming weeks. It is always an amazing and intense experience.
|Featured this week in my Studio shop:
The Art of Papercraft, Papermaking with Garden Plants & Common Weeds, Water Paper Time, a film download, and The Papermaker’s Companion.
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