Pieces of Chicago no.4, framed - Carbide and Carbon, One Museum Park, Jewelers' Building, Chicago skyscrapers on handmade paper (2020), Item no. 323.04

Pieces of Chicago no.4, framed - Carbide and Carbon, One Museum Park, Jewelers' Building, Chicago skyscrapers on handmade paper (2020), Item no. 323.04 by Don Widmer
 
  • Pieces of Chicago no.4, framed - Carbide and Carbon, One Museum Park, Jewelers' Building, Chicago skyscrapers on handmade paper (2020), Item no. 323.04 by Don Widmer
  • Pieces of Chicago no.4, framed - Carbide and Carbon, One Museum Park, Jewelers' Building, Chicago skyscrapers on handmade paper (2020), Item no. 323.04 by Don Widmer
  • Pieces of Chicago no.4, framed - Carbide and Carbon, One Museum Park, Jewelers' Building, Chicago skyscrapers on handmade paper (2020), Item no. 323.04 by Don Widmer
  • Pieces of Chicago no.4, framed - Carbide and Carbon, One Museum Park, Jewelers' Building, Chicago skyscrapers on handmade paper (2020), Item no. 323.04 by Don Widmer

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Category: Mixed Media

Title: Pieces of Chicago no.4, framed - Carbide and Carbon, One Museum Park, Jewelers' Building, Chicago skyscrapers on handmade paper (2020), Item no. 323.04

Description: These handmade paper artworks are "painted" completely with pigmented flax pulp on top of a base sheet made from denim, linen and hasta. 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 these sheets is denim and linen (from recycled fabric) and hasta (which I cook down from the raw plant material). I beat the fibers in a Hollander beater to form a pulp. Bits of recycled paper and metallic foil are swirled into the pulp to create 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 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. Chicago, the birthplace of the skyscraper, is famous for its architecture. As of January 2020, it has 126 skyscrapers. The "Pieces of Chicago" series highlights specific, recognizable silhouettes in the city's skyline. This particular piece features Carbide and Carbon (St. Jane Hotel), One Museum Park, and the Jewelers' Building. This paper is pH neutral and archival. 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 and is signed by the artist. Created in Bridgeport (Chicago), April 2020. 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. The glass is raised slightly above the artwork using spacers. Artwork Size: 24 x 18 inches (approximate); 61 x 46 cm. Frame Size: 29 x 23 inches; 74 x 58 cm. Package weight = 8 lb.; 3.6 kg. Free shipping, includes insurance for the value of the framed artwork.

Color: black, gray

Medium: Paper

Dimensions: 23 inches wide, 29 inches tall, 1 inch as its depth

Shipping: $0.00

Price: $475.00