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

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. The smaller scale also allows us to work quickly. We use the challenge of making a couple of things stand up together to search for something that also looks arresting. Function and form take turns leading.

 

 
cast abaca and cotton papers, wood paneling, bobbie pins

cast abaca and cotton papers, wood paneling, bobbie pins

 

 

Often we get enamored with the components of a sketch and start moving just those 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.