Chicago – Chicago skyline silhouette, pulp painting on handmade paper (2019), Item No. 292

Chicago – Chicago skyline silhouette, pulp painting on handmade paper (2019), Item No. 292

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Materials

handmade paper, cotton, cotton pulp paint, pigment, metallic foil, flax fiber

Dimensions

Height: 8.5 Inches; Width: 11 Inches

This handmade paper artwork is "painted" completely with pigmented cotton pulp on top of a base sheet made from bamboo, flax and cotton. 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 rag (from recycled clothing) and flax (which I cook down from the raw plant material). The image itself is "painted" using pigmented cotton. All the fibers are pulped in a Hollander beater. Then I swirl flecks of metallic foil into the 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 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. Be sure to select the version you prefer when you check out.

This is a smaller version of the handmade paper windows seen at Art on Track Chicago 2011, a mobile art gallery which took place on a CTA elevated train and at Built Festival Chicago 2011. The buildings are (left to right): Willis Tower, Smurfit-Stone, Trump Tower, The Park Tower (800 N. Michigan), and John Hancock.

If you decide to frame this artwork, consider floating it on top of the mat to expose the unique deckle edge. Although the pigmented color is considered light-safe, it is best to keep the artwork away from direct sunlight. This piece comes with a one-sheet description of the artwork. The artwork itself is signed by the artist.

Created in Bridgeport (Chicago), April 2019.

Artwork Size: 8.5 x 11 inches (approximate); 21.6 x 27.9 cm.
Package weight = 5.25 oz.; 149 g. (ships flat in a cushion mailer with cardboard support)
This handmade paper artwork is "painted" completely with pigmented cotton pulp on top of a base sheet made from bamboo, flax and cotton. 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 rag (from recycled clothing) and flax (which I cook down from the raw plant material). The image itself is "painted" using pigmented cotton. All the fibers are pulped in a Hollander beater. Then I swirl flecks of metallic foil into the 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 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. Be sure to select the version you prefer when you check out.

This is a smaller version of the handmade paper windows seen at Art on Track Chicago 2011, a mobile art gallery which took place on a CTA elevated train and at Built Festival Chicago 2011. The buildings are (left to right): Willis Tower, Smurfit-Stone, Trump Tower, The Park Tower (800 N. Michigan), and John Hancock.

If you decide to frame this artwork, consider floating it on top of the mat to expose the unique deckle edge. Although the pigmented color is considered light-safe, it is best to keep the artwork away from direct sunlight. This piece comes with a one-sheet description of the artwork. The artwork itself is signed by the artist.

Created in Bridgeport (Chicago), April 2019.

Artwork Size: 8.5 x 11 inches (approximate); 21.6 x 27.9 cm.
Package weight = 5.25 oz.; 149 g. (ships flat in a cushion mailer with cardboard support)

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