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sketch, 2018 handmade cast abaca and cotton papers, painted wood,  36” x 54” x 21”

sketch, 2018 handmade cast abaca and cotton papers, painted wood, 36” x 54” x 21”

 

 

When the scale is table top, the paper has more of a chance to do some load-bearing work for the piece contributing more than color, form and texture. The smaller scale also allows us to work quickly. We use the simple challenge of making a couple of things stand up together in an unexpected way to work our way towards something that also looks arresting enough to be evocative of some feeling or notion. Function and form take turns leading.

Sizes are approximate. All the pieces of these works are back on the inventory racks.

 

 
sketch, 2018 cast abaca and cotton papers, wood paneling, bobbie pins  16” x 20” x 14”

sketch, 2018 cast abaca and cotton papers, wood paneling, bobbie pins 16” x 20” x 14”

 

 

Often we get enamored with the components of a sketch and start moving them around to see how the variations can maintain a similar power and yet be in very different positions. It's like having several snapshots of a person in the same clothes going about their day rather than just one shot posed at quitting time.