Transformation: Northwest Coast Hamatsa Dancer on Handmade Pigmented Cotton/Abaca Paper with Watermark, Framed (2009)

Transformation: Northwest Coast Hamatsa Dancer on Handmade Pigmented Cotton/Abaca Paper  with Watermark, Framed (2009) by Don Widmer
 
  • Transformation: Northwest Coast Hamatsa Dancer on Handmade Pigmented Cotton/Abaca Paper  with Watermark, Framed (2009) by Don Widmer
  • Transformation: Northwest Coast Hamatsa Dancer on Handmade Pigmented Cotton/Abaca Paper  with Watermark, Framed (2009) by Don Widmer
  • Transformation: Northwest Coast Hamatsa Dancer on Handmade Pigmented Cotton/Abaca Paper  with Watermark, Framed (2009) by Don Widmer
  • Transformation: Northwest Coast Hamatsa Dancer on Handmade Pigmented Cotton/Abaca Paper  with Watermark, Framed (2009) by Don Widmer
  • Transformation: Northwest Coast Hamatsa Dancer on Handmade Pigmented Cotton/Abaca Paper  with Watermark, Framed (2009) by Don Widmer

From the Don Widmer Gallery

 
Category: Fiber

Title: Transformation: Northwest Coast Hamatsa Dancer on Handmade Pigmented Cotton/Abaca Paper with Watermark, Framed (2009)

Description: In Transformation, the image of the crouching dancer appears as a watermark within the white cotton fibers. Look closely at the backlit paper to reveal evidence of the dancer’s cultural heritage as he transforms into the spirit realm. You will see a totem and masks, including the dancer’s own mask representing a cannibal bird spirit (or Hamatsa) with a long beak. Pieces of copper embedded in the paper signify the importance of this material to indigenous Northwest Coastal people. A watermark is an image created during the formation of paper as water passes through the screen. Traditionally watermarks were used as a type of signature for the papermaker. Today they can be more expressive and their own works of art. The artwork is professionally framed between 2 pieces of conservation glass (called a float frame), protecting the artwork from U/V light. The wooden frame has an antique copper finish, which complements the artwork's copper inclusions. This artwork could be hung in front of a window or other light source. The handmade paper will reveal the watermarks when lit from behind. This piece comes with a one-sheet description of the artwork. The artwork itself is signed by the artist. Created at the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago. Frame size: 17.5 x 23.625 inches; 44.5 x 60 cm. Artwork size: 17.5 x 11.5 inches (approximate); 44.5 x 29.2 cm. Package weight = 11 lb.; 4990 g Ships in a box that measures: 37.5 x 29 x 4 inches; 95 x 74 x 10 cm.; insured for the value of the artwork.

Color: Blue

Material: Cotton

Kind: Handmade Paper with Watermark

Dimensions: 24 inches wide, 18 inches tall, 1 inch as its depth

Shipping: $25.00

Price: $468.00