Snowy Owl No. 6 – pulp painting on handmade paper (2018), Item No. 267.06

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Item details

Handmade

Materials

handmade paper, abaca fiber, cotton fiber, hemp fiber, kozo fiber, cotton pulp paint, pigment

Dimensions

Height: 18 Inches; Width: 36 Inches

This handmade paper artwork is "painted" completely with pigmented cotton pulp on top of a base sheet made from abaca, cotton, hemp and kozo. 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 abaca (inner bark of a banana plant), cotton, hemp and kozo (mulberry). I cook down the hemp and kozo from the raw plant material. 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.

Snowy Owl is part of a series of pulp-painted birds, which began with the creation of several black bird paintings for an Audubon art show. The snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus) is an arctic bird. However, they migrate south for the winter and sometimes are spotted throughout Illinois and near my home in Chicago. This year, one took up residence in Steelworkers Park on Chicago's south side. The males are mostly pure white while the females have black spots.

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), June 2018.

Size: 18 x 36 inches (approximate); 45.7 x 91.4 cm.
Package weight = 4 lb.; 1814 g
Ships flat with cardboard (28 x 39 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 abaca, cotton, hemp and kozo. 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 abaca (inner bark of a banana plant), cotton, hemp and kozo (mulberry). I cook down the hemp and kozo from the raw plant material. 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.

Snowy Owl is part of a series of pulp-painted birds, which began with the creation of several black bird paintings for an Audubon art show. The snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus) is an arctic bird. However, they migrate south for the winter and sometimes are spotted throughout Illinois and near my home in Chicago. This year, one took up residence in Steelworkers Park on Chicago's south side. The males are mostly pure white while the females have black spots.

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), June 2018.

Size: 18 x 36 inches (approximate); 45.7 x 91.4 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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