Books & Paper Summer Session 2
June 5–June 17
Sculpting with Handmade Paper
Explore the sculptural potential of handmade paper through casting, forming, and draping processes using found or cloth molds, permanent armatures, and a variety of plant fibers, including cotton, abaca, flax, and kozo. We’ll investigate methods for producing high shrinkage, skin-like membranes and layered, transparent surfaces. We’ll incorporate layered paper, pulp painting, collage, drawing, and more, and we’ll pay special attention to personal artistic vision and translating other media into paper. All levels. Papermaking studio.
Professor of fibers and founding director of the School of Visual Studies at University of Missouri-Columbia; other teaching: Arrowmont (TN), Pensacola State (FL), University of Arkansas-Fort Smith; exhibitions: Havana Biennial 2015 (Cuba), Cedarhurst Museum (IL), Sager Reeves Gallery (MO), Windgate Gallery (AR); co-curator and author for the traveling exhibition Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America; collections: National Portrait Gallery Library (DC).