Falling Water No. 10 (inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright architecture): pulp painting on handmade paper (2018), Item No. 257.10

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Item details

Handmade

Materials

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

Dimensions

Height: 24 Inches; Width: 36 Inches

The 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.

Here's the process details: The fiber used in the creation of this sheet is a combination of abaca (the inner bark of a banana plant), cotton rag, hemp and kozo (mulberry). The hemp and kozo I cook down from the raw plant material. 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 cotton 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.

Falling Water is one of Frank Lloyd Wright's (1867-1959) masterpieces. I was inspired by Wright's own architectural renderings for the creation of my design. According to witnesses, Wright's design for the house "just poured out of him," with pencils being used up as fast as they were sharpened.

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 sheets 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, Illinois), July 2018.

Size: 24 x 36 inches ; 61 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
The 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.

Here's the process details: The fiber used in the creation of this sheet is a combination of abaca (the inner bark of a banana plant), cotton rag, hemp and kozo (mulberry). The hemp and kozo I cook down from the raw plant material. 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 cotton 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.

Falling Water is one of Frank Lloyd Wright's (1867-1959) masterpieces. I was inspired by Wright's own architectural renderings for the creation of my design. According to witnesses, Wright's design for the house "just poured out of him," with pencils being used up as fast as they were sharpened.

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 sheets 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, Illinois), July 2018.

Size: 24 x 36 inches ; 61 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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