Movement (Crow Divination Series) – bird pulp painting on handmade paper with Viking rune watermark (2020), Item No. 305.18

Movement (Crow Divination Series) – bird pulp painting on handmade paper with Viking rune watermark (2020), Item No. 305.18 by Don Widmer
 
  • Movement (Crow Divination Series) – bird pulp painting on handmade paper with Viking rune watermark (2020), Item No. 305.18 by Don Widmer
  • Movement (Crow Divination Series) – bird pulp painting on handmade paper with Viking rune watermark (2020), Item No. 305.18 by Don Widmer

From the Don Widmer Gallery

 
Category: Mixed Media

Title: Movement (Crow Divination Series) – bird pulp painting on handmade paper with Viking rune watermark (2020), Item No. 305.18

Description: This handmade paper artwork is "painted" completely with pigmented cotton pulp on top of a base sheet made from abaca and cotton. 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 abaca (inner bark of a banana plant) and cotton. All the fibers are pulped in a Hollander beater. I swirl metallic foil into the pulp to add interest and texture. 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 my 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. "Movement" continues my series of pulp-painted birds, which began with the creation of several black bird paintings for an Audubon art show. In many cultures and mythologies, ravens and crows represent messages from the divine. In Norse mythology, the god Odin had a pair of ravens who would bring him information. I have partnered the crow image with a watermark of a Viking rune, which will appear when the sheet is backlit. Each rune is imbued with a particular meaning. In this piece, the rune "Ehwaz", meaning movement, is revealed. I will create a limited number of each design in my rune series. Each of the 24 rune designs will only be produced 24 times. If you decide to frame this artwork, consider using a float frame, which can be hung in front of a window or other light source. The handmade paper is translucent and will reveal the watermark when lit from behind. The pigmented color in the artwork is considered light-safe. This piece comes with a one-sheet description of the artwork. The artwork itself is signed by the artist. Created in Bridgeport (Chicago), January 2020. Size: 8.75 x 5.5 inches (approximate); 22 x 14 cm. Package weight = 5.25 oz.; 149 g. (ships flat in a cushion mailer with cardboard support)

Color: black, white

Medium: Paper

Dimensions: 6 inches wide, 9 inches tall

Shipping: $0.00

Price: $46.00