Plague of Grackles No. 8 – triptych pulp painting on handmade paper with iridescent pigment (2019), Item No. 254.08

Plague of Grackles No. 8 – triptych pulp painting on handmade paper with iridescent pigment (2019), Item No. 254.08

$505.00

Free shipping to United States
Rare find — there's only 1 of these in stock.

Item details

Handmade

Item details

Materials

handmade paper, pigment, iridescent pigment, cotton pulp paint, bamboo fiber, cotton fiber, denim fiber, daylily fiber

Dimensions

Height: 18 Inches; Width: 36 Inches

This artwork consists of three sheets of handmade paper to be displayed side by side, like a triptych. It depicts two male grackles and a female. The paper is "painted" completely with pigmented cotton pulp on top of a base sheet made from bamboo, cotton, daylily and denim. 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 bamboo, cotton, denim and daylily (which I cook down from the raw plant material). 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 sheets are pressed and dried, the result are these sheets 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.

Plague of Grackles 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 Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) or purple jackdaw is a member of the Icterid family. Its black feathers have a blue, green or purple iridescence. To achieve this effect in my pulp painting, I added iridescent pigment to the blue and purple colors. They will sparkle in the light. Notes that each of the three sheets is individually titles (Grackle on Grass, Female Grackle on Grass, and Angry Grackle). I call the set of three "Plague of Grackles," referring to the colloquial name for a group of these birds.

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), May 2019.

Size: each sheet measures 18 x 12 inches (approximate); 45.7 x 30.5 cm.
Package weight = 32 oz.; 907 g
Ships flat is padded mailer (14.25 x 20 inches) insured for the value of the artwork
This artwork consists of three sheets of handmade paper to be displayed side by side, like a triptych. It depicts two male grackles and a female. The paper is "painted" completely with pigmented cotton pulp on top of a base sheet made from bamboo, cotton, daylily and denim. 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 bamboo, cotton, denim and daylily (which I cook down from the raw plant material). 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 sheets are pressed and dried, the result are these sheets 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.

Plague of Grackles 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 Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) or purple jackdaw is a member of the Icterid family. Its black feathers have a blue, green or purple iridescence. To achieve this effect in my pulp painting, I added iridescent pigment to the blue and purple colors. They will sparkle in the light. Notes that each of the three sheets is individually titles (Grackle on Grass, Female Grackle on Grass, and Angry Grackle). I call the set of three "Plague of Grackles," referring to the colloquial name for a group of these birds.

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), May 2019.

Size: each sheet measures 18 x 12 inches (approximate); 45.7 x 30.5 cm.
Package weight = 32 oz.; 907 g
Ships flat is padded mailer (14.25 x 20 inches) insured for the value of the artwork

Shipping & returns

Get it fast! Ready to ship in 1–3 business days.
From Chicago, IL

Meet LionOfBali

Don Widmer

Don Widmer

Chicago, Illinois

You may also like