Little White Lie No. 3 – Tufted Titmouse -- pulp painting on handmade paper (2019), Item No. 294.03

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Materials

handmade paper, cotton rag, abaca, cotton pulp paint, pigment

This handmade paper artwork is "painted" completely with pigmented cotton pulp on top of a base sheet made from cotton and abaca. 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 a combination of cotton rag (from recycled t-shirts) and abaca (inner bark of a banana plant). The image itself is "painted" using pigmented cotton. 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.

The tufted titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) is a small North American songbird in the same family as the chickadee (Paridae). The Cherokees called the bird "utsugi," in reference to the knot on top of its head. In Cherokee folklore, the chickadee's song was the one to be trusted and the one who delivered an honest message. In contrast, the titmouse was known as "the bird that lies." To tell the difference between the calls of the two birds was to be able to discern truth from lies.

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 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. The artwork itself is signed by the artist.

Created in Bridgeport (Chicago), February 2019.

Artwork Size: 17 x 9 inches ; 43 x 23 cm.
Package weight = 14 oz.; 414 g
Ships flat is padded mailer (14.25 x 20 inches) insured for the value of the artwork
This handmade paper artwork is "painted" completely with pigmented cotton pulp on top of a base sheet made from cotton and abaca. 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 a combination of cotton rag (from recycled t-shirts) and abaca (inner bark of a banana plant). The image itself is "painted" using pigmented cotton. 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.

The tufted titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) is a small North American songbird in the same family as the chickadee (Paridae). The Cherokees called the bird "utsugi," in reference to the knot on top of its head. In Cherokee folklore, the chickadee's song was the one to be trusted and the one who delivered an honest message. In contrast, the titmouse was known as "the bird that lies." To tell the difference between the calls of the two birds was to be able to discern truth from lies.

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 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. The artwork itself is signed by the artist.

Created in Bridgeport (Chicago), February 2019.

Artwork Size: 17 x 9 inches ; 43 x 23 cm.
Package weight = 14 oz.; 414 g
Ships flat is padded mailer (14.25 x 20 inches) insured for the value of the artwork

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