Cleveland Steel Yards No. 13 - Handmade, pigmented paper with pulp painting (2018), Item No. 195.13

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Item details

Handmade

Materials

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

Dimensions

Height: 24 Inches; Width: 36 Inches

This handmade paper artwork depicts the Republic Steelyards located in Cleveland as it might have appeared around 1949. It is "painted" completely with pigmented cotton pulp on top of a base sheet made from various fibers. 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, hemp and kozo (the hemp and kozo I cook down from the raw plant material). These fibers are beaten and combined 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.

Although the pigmented fibers used in this sheet are 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), July 2018.

Size: 24 x 36 inches (approximate); 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
This handmade paper artwork depicts the Republic Steelyards located in Cleveland as it might have appeared around 1949. It is "painted" completely with pigmented cotton pulp on top of a base sheet made from various fibers. 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, hemp and kozo (the hemp and kozo I cook down from the raw plant material). These fibers are beaten and combined 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.

Although the pigmented fibers used in this sheet are 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), July 2018.

Size: 24 x 36 inches (approximate); 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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