Chicago Skylines Nos. 24-25, Diptych: two pulp paintings on handmade paper (2015), Item Nos. 147.24-25

Chicago Skylines Nos. 24-25, Diptych: two pulp paintings on handmade paper (2015), Item Nos. 147.24-25

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Handmade

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Materials

abaca, pigment, cotton pulp paint, denim fiber

Dimensions

Height: 24 Inches; Width: 72 Inches

This listing is for two pulp painted sheets (a diptych), meant to be displayed side by side. The series of skylines was originally created for Art on Track Chicago 2011, a mobile art gallery which took place on a CTA elevated train. The city skyline seen from the elevated train window appeared dark and dangerous, gray and dingy. It is "painted" completely with pigmented cotton pulp on top of a base sheet made from abaca 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.

Here's the process details: The fiber used in the creation of this sheet is a mixture of abaca (the inner bark of a banana plant) and denim (from recycled jeans). 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.

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 sheet on top of the mat, exposing the unique deckle edge. This piece comes with a one-sheet description of the artwork with a list of the buildings depicted, which are (left to right): 311 S. Wacker, Willis Tower, Franklin Center, Smurfit-Stone, Trump Tower, miscellaneous building with crane, The Park Tower (800 N. Michigan), 900 North Michigan, and John Hancock. The artwork itself is signed by the artist.

Size: 24 x 36 inches, each (approximate), total width 72 inches (or more depending on gap between pieces); 61 x 91.4 cm., each, total width 183 cm. or more
Package weight = 4 lb.; 1814 g
Ships flat with cardboard (28 x 39 inches) insured for the value of the artwork
This listing is for two pulp painted sheets (a diptych), meant to be displayed side by side. The series of skylines was originally created for Art on Track Chicago 2011, a mobile art gallery which took place on a CTA elevated train. The city skyline seen from the elevated train window appeared dark and dangerous, gray and dingy. It is "painted" completely with pigmented cotton pulp on top of a base sheet made from abaca 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.

Here's the process details: The fiber used in the creation of this sheet is a mixture of abaca (the inner bark of a banana plant) and denim (from recycled jeans). 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.

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 sheet on top of the mat, exposing the unique deckle edge. This piece comes with a one-sheet description of the artwork with a list of the buildings depicted, which are (left to right): 311 S. Wacker, Willis Tower, Franklin Center, Smurfit-Stone, Trump Tower, miscellaneous building with crane, The Park Tower (800 N. Michigan), 900 North Michigan, and John Hancock. The artwork itself is signed by the artist.

Size: 24 x 36 inches, each (approximate), total width 72 inches (or more depending on gap between pieces); 61 x 91.4 cm., each, total width 183 cm. or more
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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