Monday, September 14, 2009

A paper sculpture

This colorful paper sculpture was commissioned for a customer, and made out of a shadow box frame that is almost three feet high. Many different colors, thicknesses and textures of my handmade paper were rolled and then adhered into a shadow box to make this piece. I used different diameters of paper to give the piece interest and movement.

The papers include a collection from many years of my papermaking adventures and include papers using plant fibers, shredded money, recycled junk mail, grasses, leaves, flowers, potpourri, seeds, herbs, spices and so much more. I also added a few pages from books here and there because I love words and fonts and the look of the type-written page. I hope you find it as interesting to look at as I do. I could stare at it for hours!