Biding Time No. 1 (female Eastern towhee, rufous-sided towhee) -- bird pulp painting on handmade paper (2020), Item No. 325.01

Biding Time No. 1 (female Eastern towhee, rufous-sided towhee) -- bird pulp painting on handmade paper (2020), Item No. 325.01 by Don Widmer
 
  • Biding Time No. 1 (female Eastern towhee, rufous-sided towhee) -- bird pulp painting on handmade paper (2020), Item No. 325.01 by Don Widmer
  • Biding Time No. 1 (female Eastern towhee, rufous-sided towhee) -- bird pulp painting on handmade paper (2020), Item No. 325.01 by Don Widmer

From the Don Widmer Gallery

 
Category: Mixed Media

Title: Biding Time No. 1 (female Eastern towhee, rufous-sided towhee) -- bird pulp painting on handmade paper (2020), Item No. 325.01

Description: This handmade paper artwork is "painted" completely with pigmented flax pulp on top of a base sheet made from various fibers. 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 and linen (from recycled fabric), hasta and kozo (which I cook down from the raw plant material). All of the fibers are pulped in a Hollander beater except the kozo, which is hand-beaten with a wooden paddle. I swirl bits of recycled paper into the pulp to add texture and interest. 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 flax pulp, pigmented various shades, onto my base sheet to create the image. 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. 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 2020. Artwork Size: 11 x 8.5 inches (approximate); 27.9 x 21.6 cm. Package weight = 5.25 oz.; 149 g. (ships flat in a cushion mailer with cardboard support)

Medium: Paper

Dimensions: 9 inches wide, 11 inches tall

Shipping: $0.00

Price: $116.00