The Sunday Paper #421
July 17th, 2022
Invitation #1: I’m delighted to be giving a virtual Lecture, Illuminating the Paper Vessel, through the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking on July 26th at 7:30pm EDT. My presentation will focus on my artistic research into creating sculptural paper forms, and I will highlight my recent project, Step Into the Light, a giant collapsible paper lantern, that I recently constructed during a residency at a library in Thornton, CO. This project involved designing the form, constructing the armature, wrapping reed around the armature, and covering it with paper. Register for this free event here.
Winners have been announced for the 2022 Paper on Skin wearable paper art awards, held in Tasmania, Australia. The $5000 Major Prize was won by Kaori Kato of Japan for her work Bilateral Relations (pictured). Over 30 finalists were selected from around the world. The other prize winners include Lissa-Jane de Sailles (Aus), Red Waratah Girl; Derek Voorpostel (AUS) In Honour Of Musashi (Ceremonial); Aïdée Bernard (FRA), Enlace #2, Mayhla Howells (NZ), he karere ki nga atua i te rangi; and Leonie Oakes (AUS) for Listening to the Night. Leonie also won the inaugural $1500 Temple-Smith Lawyers (Linda Johnston Director) Major Award for Paper off Skin, a new sister event to Paper on Skin. Her work is a three-part piece called Between the lines a story lies. Other Paper off Skin award winners were Morena Fortino (ITA) – Homage to Hieronymus Bosch, and Erica Spitzer Rasmussen (USA) for Book of Sole. Two mentorships were also awarded to young Tasmanian designers Elouyra Hoving and Ruby Palmer.
The Paper on Skin works are being exhibited at the Devonport Regional Gallery until July 30th.
Many hand papermakers have made plantable paper, and now it is becoming a thing! This article in the Washington Post profiles several companies that are making plantable paper products.
This is a fascinating article about a physicist who is studying the networks of crease patterns in paper folding.
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!
This is a bit of a cheat – it’s two sheets of paper. I taught a mini-workshop through the Vermont Book Arts Guild this past week and we wove paper houses. I told participants to hold their weavings up to the light after we finished, because we cut windows into the layers, and that can yield surprising results. Diana Dunn sent me these images of her weaving, with and without backlight. What a transformation!
- There are still spots at The Art of Paper Retreat in Italy: 4 instructors, fine food and wine, field trips and paper comradery.
- Come weave paper with us at the Red Cliff Paper Retreat in my Colorado studio in August.
In the Studio:
Invitation #2: If you’re in the Denver area, we’re having a culminating event for Anythink Wright Farm Library’s summer reading program and my giant paper lantern installation, Step Into the Light, on the evening Saturday, July 30th. Here’s the invitation. I’ll also be at the library this Tuesday (7/19) and Thursday (7/21) from 4-6pm if you’d like to stop in and say hi (please e-mail me).
I’m going to be offering a weekly selection of Small Sheets in limited quantities for the next several weeks. Thanks to those of you who purchased last week’s offering – I have 3 sets left.
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 ($24.99 includes shipping in the US). Click through to read a bit about this week’s set and place your order.
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