The Sunday Paper #226
September 16, 2018
Paper of the Week: Double Sided Origami Paper
Get ready to smile! Meet Trinity Adams, an 8-year old from Dallas, TX whose family runs the non-profit organization Paper For Water. You will be hearing more from me about this amazing organization in the coming weeks. Trinity designed one of the projects in the upcoming Twelve Months of Paper Calendar. In the meantime, grab a piece of origami paper and make this Candy Dish with Trinity! I’ll be donating $5 from each calendar sale to Paper For Water – I hope you will join me and pitch in to help build wells for families around the world (details coming in early October)!
In the Studio:
My studio (and this gym in the old school house where my studio is) was full of retreat participants for the past week! It was a stimulating week full of inspiration and creativity. One of the best parts of the Red Cliff Paper Retreat is making new friends who share the paper bond.
Two new books about book making that you’ll want in your library!
- Hedi Kyle’s book, The Art of the Fold, co-authored with her daughter Ulla Warchol. I’m interviewing Hedi on Paper Talk – stay tuned!
- Rachel Hazell, aka The Traveling Bookbinder has a new book coming out called Bound.
Ooh la la. I love this work by Los Angeles-based artist Echiko Ohira. Ohira’s sculptural artworks echo (but never imitate) natural biomorphic forms – bird nests, marine life, flowers, human and animal torsos, breasts, and internal organs – and her sculptures are created from large kraft paper sheets cut from rolls, which she folds, pleats, bundles, twists, or coils into biomorphic shapes. This work is on view now.
Ryan Riller, a former Disney Store Ambassador, transforms his favorite characters from the silver screen into paper portraits.
I’ve never been to ArtPrize, although I’ve heard about it for years. Check out this piece by Michigan artist Karen Hammond. She created this portrait of the state using rolled paper (it looks like crepe paper in the detail image).
I met Craig Anczelowitz in the early 1990’s when he was working at Kate’s Paperie and I was working at Dieu Donné Papermill in NYC. He’s now affiliated with Awagami Factory in Japan, and here’s an interview in which he talks about the unique qualities of this 200 year old paper factory.
This is an incredibly moving story about Moliere Dimanche, who spent years in a Florida prison and used anything he could scrounge up – pieces of folders, the back of commissary forms, old letters – as canvases for his drawings that depict the brutality of his time spent behind bars, much of it in isolation.
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