The Honest Truth No. 20 – Black-Capped Chickadee -- pulp painting on handmade paper (2019), Item No. 298.20

The Honest Truth No. 20 – Black-Capped Chickadee -- pulp painting on handmade paper (2019), Item No. 298.20

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Materials

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

Dimensions

Height: 17 Inches; Width: 9 Inches

This handmade paper artwork is "painted" completely with pigmented cotton pulp on top of a base sheet made from cotton, denim, bamboo, abaca and daylily. 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 cotton, denim, bamboo, abaca (inner bark of a banana plant) and daylily (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. 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.

The black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) is a small North American songbird in the same family as the titmouse (Paridae). The Cherokees called the chickadee "tsikilili," an onomatopoeia referencing the bird's call. In Cherokee folklore, the chickadee's song was the one to be trusted and the one who delivered an honest message. In contrast, the titmouse was known as "the bird that lies." To tell the difference between the calls of the two birds was to be able to discern truth from lies.

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), June 2019.

Artwork Size: 17 x 9 inches ; 43 x 23 cm.
Package weight = 14 oz.; 414 g
Ships flat is padded mailer (14.25 x 20 inches)
This handmade paper artwork is "painted" completely with pigmented cotton pulp on top of a base sheet made from cotton, denim, bamboo, abaca and daylily. 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 cotton, denim, bamboo, abaca (inner bark of a banana plant) and daylily (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. 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.

The black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) is a small North American songbird in the same family as the titmouse (Paridae). The Cherokees called the chickadee "tsikilili," an onomatopoeia referencing the bird's call. In Cherokee folklore, the chickadee's song was the one to be trusted and the one who delivered an honest message. In contrast, the titmouse was known as "the bird that lies." To tell the difference between the calls of the two birds was to be able to discern truth from lies.

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), June 2019.

Artwork Size: 17 x 9 inches ; 43 x 23 cm.
Package weight = 14 oz.; 414 g
Ships flat is padded mailer (14.25 x 20 inches)

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