The Sunday Paper #469
July 16, 2023
Photos: At Aspen Meadows/The Aspen Institute: the pool; the Buckminster Fuller Dome; Herbert Bayer’s Anaconda; Andy Goldsworthy’s Stone River; event at Anderson Ranch Arts Center; hike through Ashcroft, a ghost town.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Brian Queen on Paper Talk. I remember meeting Brian at a papermaking conference in NYC back in 1996. We share a fascination with light and watermarks, so it was especially fun to interview him. Queen has been making paper by hand for 30 years and utilizing a wide range of materials and techniques. His interests span the book arts including hand papermaking, bookbinding and letterpress printing. As a craftsman and toolmaker, he explores how new technologies such as 3-D printing, laser cutters, and CNC machines impact the book arts. Along with his brother, he owns and operates Sensa-Light Ltd., a company that manufactures customs architectural lighting for offices, hotels and restaurants. Enjoy our conversation!
The Aspen Institute recently opened the Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies. Herbert Bayer was an influential modern artist and designer who studied and taught at the Bauhaus before emigrating from Germany to the United States in 1938. After relocating to Colorado in 1946, Bayer helped lead the postwar revitalization of Aspen, shaped the early artistic and programmatic vision of the Aspen Institute, and designed the historic Aspen Meadows campus between 1953 and 1973. Here’s the paper tie-in: Bayer worked with Walter Paepke, who founded the Aspen Institute and was an executive at the Container Corporation of America (CCA). Here’s one of his ads for CCA.
João Charrua is folding human faces from single sheets of paper. I love what he says about paper folding: “Origami requires rational and sequential thought, where each fold goes to form part the whole, and they all have to come together to produce the final result.” Click through to see more images.
Paula Beardell Krieg made a video tutorial for one of the projects in The Art of Papercraft – the Pleated Display Stand designed by Hedi Kyle. Paula’s got some clever additional tips for the project and paper recommendations too. Share a photo if you make one!
- If you’re in or near Brooklyn, check out Mapping: A Juried Exhibition at Gallery 440 curated by Maddy Rosenberg.
- Have you seen my Papermaking Series on YouTube?
- The Possibilities of Paper opened recently at the Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center in VA and will be on view through 10/15/23.
In the Studio
One benefit of hosting classes in my studio is that I have to clean up! I’m hosting my second Papermaking Master Class of the year this coming week. I’m looking forward to working with four participants who are traveling to Colorado from Rhode Island, Massachussetts, Oregon and Colorado. The next workshop in my studio is the Red Cliff Paper Retreat, which takes place August 21 – 25.
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