Steel No. 4 (Pittsburgh Steel Yards): Handmade Pigmented Paper with Pulp Painting (2019), Item no. 297.04

Steel No. 4 (Pittsburgh Steel Yards): Handmade Pigmented Paper with Pulp Painting (2019), Item no. 297.04 by Don Widmer
 
  • Steel No. 4 (Pittsburgh Steel Yards): Handmade Pigmented Paper with Pulp Painting (2019), Item no. 297.04 by Don Widmer
  • Steel No. 4 (Pittsburgh Steel Yards): Handmade Pigmented Paper with Pulp Painting (2019), Item no. 297.04 by Don Widmer
  • Steel No. 4 (Pittsburgh Steel Yards): Handmade Pigmented Paper with Pulp Painting (2019), Item no. 297.04 by Don Widmer
  • Steel No. 4 (Pittsburgh Steel Yards): Handmade Pigmented Paper with Pulp Painting (2019), Item no. 297.04 by Don Widmer

From the Don Widmer Gallery

 
Category: Mixed Media

Title: Steel No. 4 (Pittsburgh Steel Yards): Handmade Pigmented Paper with Pulp Painting (2019), Item no. 297.04

Description: This handmade paper artwork is "painted" completely with pigmented cotton pulp on top of a base sheet made from flax 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. This artwork is based on a historical photo of a steel yard near Pittsburgh, nicknamed the "Steel City." Here's the process details: The fiber used in the creation of this sheet is a combination of flax (which I cook from the raw plant material), and cotton rag These fibers are beaten and combined 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 fibers used in this sheet are 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), April 2019. Size: 36 x 24 inches (approximate); 91.4 x 61 cm. Package weight = 4 lb.; 1814 g Ships flat with cardboard (28 x 39 inches) insured for the value of the artwork

Color: black, gray, red, white

Medium: Paper

Dimensions: 24 inches wide, 36 inches tall

Shipping: $0.00

Price: $660.00