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Strength (Crow Divination Series) – bird pulp painting on cotton handmade paper with Viking rune watermark (2018), Item No. 286.08

Strength (Crow Divination Series) – bird pulp painting on cotton handmade paper with Viking rune watermark (2018), Item No. 286.08

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: handmade paper, cotton rag, pulp paint, pigment
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This handmade paper artwork is "painted" completely with pigmented cotton pulp on top of a base sheet made from 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.

The fiber used for my base sheet is cotton rag. All the fibers are pulped in a Hollander beater. 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.

"Strength" continues my series of pulp-painted birds, which began with the creation of several black bird paintings for an Audubon art show. In many cultures and mythologies, ravens and crows represent messages from the divine. In Norse mythology, the god Odin had a pair of ravens who would bring him information. I have partnered the crow image with a watermark of a Viking rune, which will appear when the sheet is backlit. Each rune is imbued with a particular meaning. In this piece, the rune "Uruz", meaning strength, is revealed. I will create a limited number of each design in my rune series. Each of the 24 rune designs will only be produced 24 times.

If you decide to frame this artwork, consider using a float frame, which can be hung in front of a window or other light source. The handmade paper is translucent and will reveal the watermark when lit from behind. The pigmented color in the artwork is considered light-safe.

This piece comes with a one-sheet description of the artwork. The artwork itself is signed by the artist.

Created in Bridgeport (Chicago), November 2018.
Size: 8.75 x 5.5 inches (approximate); 22 x 14 cm.
Package weight = 5.25 oz.; 149 g. (ships flat in a cushion mailer with cardboard support)
This handmade paper artwork is "painted" completely with pigmented cotton pulp on top of a base sheet made from 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.

The fiber used for my base sheet is cotton rag. All the fibers are pulped in a Hollander beater. 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.

"Strength" continues my series of pulp-painted birds, which began with the creation of several black bird paintings for an Audubon art show. In many cultures and mythologies, ravens and crows represent messages from the divine. In Norse mythology, the god Odin had a pair of ravens who would bring him information. I have partnered the crow image with a watermark of a Viking rune, which will appear when the sheet is backlit. Each rune is imbued with a particular meaning. In this piece, the rune "Uruz", meaning strength, is revealed. I will create a limited number of each design in my rune series. Each of the 24 rune designs will only be produced 24 times.

If you decide to frame this artwork, consider using a float frame, which can be hung in front of a window or other light source. The handmade paper is translucent and will reveal the watermark when lit from behind. The pigmented color in the artwork is considered light-safe.

This piece comes with a one-sheet description of the artwork. The artwork itself is signed by the artist.

Created in Bridgeport (Chicago), November 2018.
Size: 8.75 x 5.5 inches (approximate); 22 x 14 cm.
Package weight = 5.25 oz.; 149 g. (ships flat in a cushion mailer with cardboard support)

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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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