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Krampus Pulp Paintings on Handmade Paper, Complete Set of Four, with Original Poem (2014) (Items 159.04, 161.03, 162.03, 163.04)

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Krampus Pulp Paintings on Handmade Paper, Complete Set of Four, with Original Poem (2014) (Items 159.04, 161.03, 162.03, 163.04)

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: abaca paper, recycled cotton paper, gold foil, string, cotton pulp paint, pigment
  • Gift message available
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This set of four handmade paper artworks is "painted" completely with pigmented cotton pulp on top of a base sheet made from abaca, cotton and recycled paper. The entire process, from forming the base sheet to painting my image, is done at the same time while all the fibers are wet.

While forming the street, I swirl pieces of string and gold foil inclusions into the 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 cotton pulp, pigmented various shades, onto my 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.

This artwork is inspired by Krampus, a beast-like creature from Central and Eastern European folklore. Unlike Saint Nicholas who rewards well-behaved children, Krampus punishes naughty children by chasing and beating them, carrying them away to his lair. Traditionally, men will dress as Krampus on the eve of Saint Nicholas Day, December 5, frightening young children with chains and bells. The text on each sheet is also pulp-painted and taken from my original poem:

I roam the streets with chains and bells
My hooves are black, my red tongue swells
I find bad kids to swat and beat
I carry them to my lair to eat

Although the pigmented color in this artwork 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 these pieces, consider floating the sheets on top of the mat, exposing the unique deckle edge. Each sheet comes with a one-sheet description of the artwork. The artwork itself is signed by the artist.

Created at Zenith Art Studio in River Forest, Illinois
10 percent of the sale of this artwork will be donated to the Answer ALS Foundation.

Size: 31.5 x 22.5 inches (each sheet, approximate); 80 x 57.2 cm. (each)
Package weight = 4 lb.; 1814 g
Ships flat with cardboard (28 x 39 inches) insured for the value of the artwork
This set of four handmade paper artworks is "painted" completely with pigmented cotton pulp on top of a base sheet made from abaca, cotton and recycled paper. The entire process, from forming the base sheet to painting my image, is done at the same time while all the fibers are wet.

While forming the street, I swirl pieces of string and gold foil inclusions into the 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 cotton pulp, pigmented various shades, onto my 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.

This artwork is inspired by Krampus, a beast-like creature from Central and Eastern European folklore. Unlike Saint Nicholas who rewards well-behaved children, Krampus punishes naughty children by chasing and beating them, carrying them away to his lair. Traditionally, men will dress as Krampus on the eve of Saint Nicholas Day, December 5, frightening young children with chains and bells. The text on each sheet is also pulp-painted and taken from my original poem:

I roam the streets with chains and bells
My hooves are black, my red tongue swells
I find bad kids to swat and beat
I carry them to my lair to eat

Although the pigmented color in this artwork 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 these pieces, consider floating the sheets on top of the mat, exposing the unique deckle edge. Each sheet comes with a one-sheet description of the artwork. The artwork itself is signed by the artist.

Created at Zenith Art Studio in River Forest, Illinois
10 percent of the sale of this artwork will be donated to the Answer ALS Foundation.

Size: 31.5 x 22.5 inches (each sheet, approximate); 80 x 57.2 cm. (each)
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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I ship via USPS and pieces leave my house in 1-3 days (orders placed on weekends/holidays may take a little longer). Shipping costs are calculated for individual items. If you would like to place a large order I'll be happy to work with you to adjust the shipping price. Please contact me if you would like this option.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS

All of my items can be shipped internationally and the approximated shipping prices for Canada and Mexico are given along with a standard "Everywhere Else" listing. If the shipping price turns out to be significantly less to ship to your destination I will refund the difference via PayPal. Note that I do not pay any duties, customs fees, or any other associated fees. These are the responsibility of the buyer if their country charges these types of fees. Please be aware of customs information including any fees that may be incurred on your end before purchasing. This information can be found at your local post office or on the web. Every country varies.

I offer a "Gift Wrap Option." Click here... https://www.etsy.com/listing/105268533/gift-wrap-option ... for more details.

**IMPORTANT: If your item is a gift and/or not being shipped directly to you, please change the "Ship To" address when placing your order. I can only ship to the address listed on your PayPal order, otherwise the PayPal buyer/seller protection is void. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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