Silver-Haired Bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans) No. 4, framed and matted – pulp painting on handmade abaca and cotton paper (2016)

Silver-Haired Bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans) No. 4, framed and matted – pulp painting on handmade abaca and cotton paper (2016) by Don Widmer
 
  • Silver-Haired Bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans) No. 4, framed and matted – pulp painting on handmade abaca and cotton paper (2016) by Don Widmer
  • Silver-Haired Bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans) No. 4, framed and matted – pulp painting on handmade abaca and cotton paper (2016) by Don Widmer
  • Silver-Haired Bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans) No. 4, framed and matted – pulp painting on handmade abaca and cotton paper (2016) by Don Widmer
  • Silver-Haired Bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans) No. 4, framed and matted – pulp painting on handmade abaca and cotton paper (2016) by Don Widmer
  • Silver-Haired Bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans) No. 4, framed and matted – pulp painting on handmade abaca and cotton paper (2016) by Don Widmer

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Category: Fiber

Title: Silver-Haired Bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans) No. 4, framed and matted – pulp painting on handmade abaca and cotton paper (2016)

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. 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 Skokie, Illinois. The artwork comes professionally framed and matted, wired in the back and ready for hanging. The black decorative frame features silver accents and the handmade paper is floated on top of a black mat. Museum-quality glass is non-reflective and offers UV protection. Size: 12 x 18 inches (approximate); 30.5 x 45.7 cm. Frame Size: 17.25 x 22.75 inches; 43.8 x 57.8 cm. Package weight = 6 lbs. 8 oz.; 2948 g Ships in a cardboard box (25x19x4.5 inches) insured for the value of the artwork

Color: Multi

Material: pulp painting on handmade cotton abaca paper

Kind: Wall Hanging

Dimensions: 23 inches wide, 17 inches tall, 1 inch as its depth

Shipping: $25.00

Price: $425.00