Cleveland Skyline No. 3, framed: pulp painting on handmade abaca paper (2016), Item No. 221.03

Cleveland Skyline No. 3, framed: pulp painting on handmade abaca paper (2016), Item No. 221.03 by Don Widmer
 
  • Cleveland Skyline No. 3, framed: pulp painting on handmade abaca paper (2016), Item No. 221.03 by Don Widmer
  • Cleveland Skyline No. 3, framed: pulp painting on handmade abaca paper (2016), Item No. 221.03 by Don Widmer
  • Cleveland Skyline No. 3, framed: pulp painting on handmade abaca paper (2016), Item No. 221.03 by Don Widmer

From the Don Widmer Gallery

 
Category: 2D

Title: Cleveland Skyline No. 3, framed: pulp painting on handmade abaca paper (2016), Item No. 221.03

Description: This handmade paper artwork is "painted" completely with pigmented cotton pulp on top of a base sheet made from abaca. The entire process, from forming the base sheet to painting my image, is done at the same time while all the fibers are wet. Here's the process details: The fiber used in the creation of this sheet is abaca (the inner bark of a banana plant). I beat the fibers in a Hollander beater to form a pulp. 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 cotton pulp, pigmented various shades, onto the base sheet. 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. My architectural series of pulp paintings includes Midwest skylines and significant buildings and bridges, such as Robie House (Chicago) and the Hoan Bridge (Milwaukee). Pulp painting architectural imagery onto delicate plant-based paper has allowed me to explore the paradox between material and subject matter. This paper is pH neutral and archival. The museum glass provides UV protection. Although the pigmented color is more light-safe and permanent than using dyes, it is best to keep the artwork away from direct sunlight. This piece comes with a one-sheet description of the artwork with a list of the buildings depicted, which are (left to right): steel yards, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, One Cleveland Center (with crane), Key Tower, First Energy Stadium, 200 Public Square, Terminal Tower, Carl B. Stokes Courthouse, Willow Avenue Lift Bridge. The artwork itself is signed by the artist. Created at Morgan Conservatory of Papermaking in Cleveland, Ohio, March 2016. The simple black wood frame gives this artwork a sleek, modern look. The paper artwork is floated on top of a dark gray archival mat which highlights the paper's deckle edges. Non-glare and UV resistant museum quality glass highlights the fibrous texture of the handmade paper. Artwork Size: 24 x 36 inches (approximate); 61 x 91.4 cm. Frame Size: 29 x 41 inches; 73.7 x 104.1 cm. Package weight = 8 lb.; 3.6 kg.; shipping/handling includes packaging cost and insurance.

Theme: Cityscape

Color: black, gray

Material: Paper

Texture: Flat

Finish: Matted & Framed

Medium: Paper

Mirror: Silver

Dimensions: 41 inches wide, 29 inches tall, 1 inch as its depth

Shipping: $0.00

Price: $1000.00