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Pulp, Paper, Print

Paper making is a highly artistic craft
Linocut on handmade black paper, 2014
that has taken me years to understand.
Linocut on handmade paper dyed with turmeric, 2014
I appreciate the experiments: Frustrating days of endless trials and errors in order to get the precise measurements and formulas for the perfect paper recipes.
Final proof of linocut, 2014
Making the pulp is just as important as making a complex mold, an intricate cast or a linocut.
Details of texture -- remnants of text from ex-library book, 2014
I now know how to get the colors I want, the textures I adore, and the durability I need for my prints and artist's books.

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