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Paper Art

Many of the papers from my studio are made as art pieces. Here are some examples.

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2021

Origami lanterns

Made of single sheets of various papers, these lanterns are lit with LED light balls. These are about 5" high, some are as tall as 12".

2017

We Are Water

A river is created from the actual curves of the rivers of my ancestors, and of the ancestors of my spouse, up until the river we live on now. A QR code plays Patty Griffin's song "we are water", and the text is from the chorus of that song. Paper of locally collected eulalia and itadori, hung on bamboo grown in my garden. About 11" x 65"

river of life
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2019

Blank Cards

Contributed to local arts and community organizations for fund raising, these cards are made with pulp paint on mixed local fibers. They show earth, grass, stone, river, pond, forest.

2021

Large Paper Takes its Own Shape

A 3' x 3' piece of corn fiber paper became itself while drying.

breathe
3 yellow drying

2022

Watching Paint Dry

A project of making botanical pigments from local invasive plants turned into a book of photographs of the pigment as it dried.

2021

Wasp Paper

The paper wasp is the inspiration of so many papermakers. Me, too. 12"x12"  mixed local paper fibers.

Wasp River

Other artists' work using my paper

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Al Valenta, Northampton MA, markers on eulalia paper

2018

Braun

Martha Braun, Shelburne, MA 

ink and collage on mixed fiber paper

2022

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Nancy Diessner, Northampton MA

 

etchings; cyanotypes; paper made from invasive river plants; mahogany wood; steel; boat deck fabric

10' high x 3' wide

2020