Saturday, May 11, 2013

Handmade paper under a microscope

Part 1

When I began working with 
discarded paper products
I was getting a lot of
 unpredictable results.

In January, I began to record
my experiments and put my 
papermaking process
 under a microscope.  

My goal was to better understand 
the quality of the paper:
Strength, texture, 
color, durability, acidity.
It was a "given" that I wanted to save
paper products from the landfills.

I macerated paper fibers
and created pulp that I could 
sculpt into art.
from the pulp
stories emerge:

rough like life 
handmade papers from 100% post-consumer fibers

smooth like Hope
handmade paper from post-consumer fibers

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