Chicago Temple No. 1 (First United Methodist Church of Chicago): pulp painting on handmade hemp / cotton paper (2018), Item No. 272.01

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Materials

hemp, cotton, pigment, flax pulp paint

The paper is "painted" completely with pigmented cotton pulp on top of a base sheet made from abaca and cotton. The entire process, from forming the base sheet to painting my image, is done at the same time while all the fibers are wet.

Here's the process details: The fiber used in the creation of this sheet is a combination of hemp and cotton. I beat the fibers in a Hollander beater to form a pulp. Once the pulp is formed into a sheet, I place a series of mylar stencils on top of the still wet sheet. I spray finely beaten flax pulp, pigmented various shades, onto the base sheet. After the sheet is pressed and dried, the result is this sheet of unique paper, where the image itself is part of the paper fiber. Even though I use the same stenciled images multiple times, each sheet I create is unique, based on variations of sheet formation and pulp painting.

Completed in 1924, the 568-foot Chicago Temple is a neo-Gothic skyscraper designed by the firm Holabird & Roche. It remained Chicago's tallest building for six years. It is home to the First United Methodist Church of Chicago, whose Sky Chapel is the world's highest worship space at a height of 400 feet.

This paper is pH neutral and archival. Although the pigmented color is more light-safe and permanent than using dyes, it is best to keep the artwork away from direct sunlight. If you decide to frame this piece, consider floating the sheet on top of the mat, exposing the unique deckle edge. This piece comes with a one-sheet description of the artwork and is signed by the artist. Created in Bridgeport (Chicago), January 2018.

Size: 36 x 24 inches ; 91.4 x 61 cm. Package weight = 4 lb.; 1814 g
Ships flat with cardboard (28 x 39 inches) insured for the value of the artwork
The paper is "painted" completely with pigmented cotton pulp on top of a base sheet made from abaca and cotton. The entire process, from forming the base sheet to painting my image, is done at the same time while all the fibers are wet.

Here's the process details: The fiber used in the creation of this sheet is a combination of hemp and cotton. I beat the fibers in a Hollander beater to form a pulp. Once the pulp is formed into a sheet, I place a series of mylar stencils on top of the still wet sheet. I spray finely beaten flax pulp, pigmented various shades, onto the base sheet. After the sheet is pressed and dried, the result is this sheet of unique paper, where the image itself is part of the paper fiber. Even though I use the same stenciled images multiple times, each sheet I create is unique, based on variations of sheet formation and pulp painting.

Completed in 1924, the 568-foot Chicago Temple is a neo-Gothic skyscraper designed by the firm Holabird & Roche. It remained Chicago's tallest building for six years. It is home to the First United Methodist Church of Chicago, whose Sky Chapel is the world's highest worship space at a height of 400 feet.

This paper is pH neutral and archival. Although the pigmented color is more light-safe and permanent than using dyes, it is best to keep the artwork away from direct sunlight. If you decide to frame this piece, consider floating the sheet on top of the mat, exposing the unique deckle edge. This piece comes with a one-sheet description of the artwork and is signed by the artist. Created in Bridgeport (Chicago), January 2018.

Size: 36 x 24 inches ; 91.4 x 61 cm. Package weight = 4 lb.; 1814 g
Ships flat with cardboard (28 x 39 inches) insured for the value of the artwork

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