The Sunday Paper, #41

Out and About: I’m not in the studio this week because I’m in the Bay Area. This weekend’s highlight: while teaching at the SF Center for the Book, I had the opportunity to meet Claire Van Vliet, who was at the center setting up her exhibition The Janus Press at Sixty. We had a lovely conversation about her paper bindings. There is an exhibition catalog that accompanies her exhibition, which is available through the center. Call (415) 565-0545 to reserve one – I think they are $40. 

Aunt Sallies Lament, by Janus Press

Aunt Sallies Lament, by Janus Press

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Check out Ross McPherson and his cute origami characters. Ross makes these complex figures, sells them, and donates half of the proceeds to Tourette Scotland. Ross suffers from Tourette syndrome himself, and has found that origami helps calm his twitches.

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Over the course of one year, artist Megan Singleton spent nearly every weekend investigating the aquatic landscape of the Louisiana bayou by canoe, deciphering the differences between native and invasive flora and fauna. Her exhibition, Eight Thousand Daughters Woven into Bayou Braids, depicts and interprets the Louisiana landscape while exploring the destructive beauty and materiality of invasive aquatic plants. This piece is made of water hyacinth, alligator weed, abaca and wire. 

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Has any of you seen these Isabelle de Borchagrave paper dresses in person? The extravagant 17th century gowns and 20th century sheaths are made entirely from manipulated paper.

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I met Dolph Smith at the Shakerag Workshop in Tennessee several years ago and enjoyed the eloquent way he spoke about art and his work. 

 

The Matisse exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art is closing soon, but here’s a clever wall to wall experience. 

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About The Sunday Paper: The Sunday Paper is published by Helen Hiebert Studio. They keep saying that paper will become obsolete, yet artists, craftspeople, designers and creatives are keeping it alive and well. A healthy number of people are even making paper by hand (in some cultures they are still using age-old traditions). How cool is that? The Sunday PAPER is a resource for ideas and inspiration, all having to do with this amazing material. Each Sunday, I bring you stories and examples of people doing exciting, innovative, and beautiful things with paper, as well as links to interesting paperfacts I’ve unearthed from around the globe. I hope you’ll enjoy reading this paper, Papier, papel, хартия, Papir,紙, Papper, פּאַפּיר… and don’t hesitate to click on the link to leave your comments and suggestions!

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