Silver-Haired Bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans) No. 14 – pulp painting on paper (2019), Item No. 201.14

Silver-Haired Bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans) No. 14 – pulp painting on paper (2019), Item No. 201.14 by Don Widmer
 
  • Silver-Haired Bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans) No. 14 – pulp painting on paper (2019), Item No. 201.14 by Don Widmer
  • Silver-Haired Bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans) No. 14 – pulp painting on paper (2019), Item No. 201.14 by Don Widmer

From the Don Widmer Gallery

 
Category: Mixed Media

Title: Silver-Haired Bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans) No. 14 – pulp painting on paper (2019), Item No. 201.14

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. 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) and cotton in a Hollander beater to create a pulp. Then I swirl in bits of metallic foil to add texture and interest. 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. 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: black, brown

Medium: Paper

Dimensions: 18 inches wide, 12 inches tall

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Price: $160.00