Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus) No. 12 – pulp painting on handmade paper (2019), Item No. 202.12

Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus) No. 12 – pulp painting on handmade paper (2019), Item No. 202.12 by Don Widmer
 
  • Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus) No. 12 – pulp painting on handmade paper (2019), Item No. 202.12 by Don Widmer
  • Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus) No. 12 – pulp painting on handmade paper (2019), Item No. 202.12 by Don Widmer

From the Don Widmer Gallery

 
Category: Mixed Media

Title: Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus) No. 12 – pulp painting on handmade paper (2019), Item No. 202.12

Description: Pulp painting is a process that uses pigmented paper pulp as a painting medium. For this sheet I combine abaca (the inner bark of a banana plant) with recycled cotton packing material, using a Hollander beater to beat the fibers into pulp. Once the pulp is formed into a sheet, I place a mylar stencil on top of the still wet sheet. To create my image, I spray finely beaten cotton pulp, pigmented various shades, onto my base sheet of abaca/cotton. 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), September 2019. Size: 12 x 18 inches (approximate); 30.5 x 45.7 cm. Package weight = 14 oz.; 414 g Ships flat is padded mailer (14.25 x 20 inches) insured for the value of the artwork

Color: blue, black, purple

Medium: Paper

Dimensions: 18 inches wide, 12 inches tall

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Price: $160.00