Angry Rook No. 4 – pulp painting on handmade paper (2015), limited edition, Item no. 149.04

Angry Rook No. 4 – pulp painting on handmade paper (2015), limited edition, Item no. 149.04

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Handmade

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Materials

handmade paper, abaca fiber, cotton pulp paint, pigment

Dimensions

Height: 18 Inches; Width: 12 Inches

This handmade paper artwork is "painted" completely with pigmented cotton pulp on top of a base sheet made from 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 abaca (the 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.

Angry Rook is part of a series of pulp-painted black birds, including crow, blackbird, and raven. I am interested in the physical characteristics which define these different birds, as well as their meanings in the folklores of various cultures. The rook (Corvus frugilegus) pictured here measures 17-19 inches in length. The adult rook exhibits bare gray-white skin at the base of the bill in front of its eyes. Its black feathers may shine blue or purple in bright sunlight.

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. This is number 4 in an edition of 10.

Created in Skokie, Illinois, 2015.

Size: 18 x 12 inches (approximate); 45.7 x 30.5 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 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 abaca (the 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.

Angry Rook is part of a series of pulp-painted black birds, including crow, blackbird, and raven. I am interested in the physical characteristics which define these different birds, as well as their meanings in the folklores of various cultures. The rook (Corvus frugilegus) pictured here measures 17-19 inches in length. The adult rook exhibits bare gray-white skin at the base of the bill in front of its eyes. Its black feathers may shine blue or purple in bright sunlight.

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. This is number 4 in an edition of 10.

Created in Skokie, Illinois, 2015.

Size: 18 x 12 inches (approximate); 45.7 x 30.5 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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