Warrior (Crow Divination Series) – bird pulp painting on handmade paper with Viking rune watermark, Teiwaz (2020), Item No. 320.02

Warrior (Crow Divination Series) – bird pulp painting on handmade paper with Viking rune watermark, Teiwaz (2020), Item No. 320.02 by Don Widmer
 
  • Warrior (Crow Divination Series) – bird pulp painting on handmade paper with Viking rune watermark, Teiwaz (2020), Item No. 320.02 by Don Widmer
  • Warrior (Crow Divination Series) – bird pulp painting on handmade paper with Viking rune watermark, Teiwaz (2020), Item No. 320.02 by Don Widmer

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Category: Mixed Media

Title: Warrior (Crow Divination Series) – bird pulp painting on handmade paper with Viking rune watermark, Teiwaz (2020), Item No. 320.02

Description: This handmade paper artwork is "painted" completely with pigmented flax pulp on top of a base sheet made from denim and 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 denim (from recycled jeans) and abaca (the inner bark of a banana plant). I beat the fibers in a Hollander beater to form a pulp. Metallic foil and bits of recycled paper scraps are swirled into the pulp for interest and texture. 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. "Warrior" continues my Crow Divination Series of pulp-painted crows. In many cultures and mythologies, ravens and crows represent messages from the divine. I have partnered the crow image with a watermark of a Viking rune, which will appear when the sheet is backlit. Each rune is imbued with a particular meaning. In this piece, the rune "Teiwaz", meaning warrior, is revealed. I will create a limited number of each design in my rune series. Each of the 24 rune designs will only be produced 24 times. If you decide to frame this artwork, consider using a float frame, which can be hung in front of a window or other light source. The handmade paper is translucent and will reveal the watermark when lit from behind. The pigmented color in the artwork is considered light-safe. If you are interested in pricing to include the pictured float frame, please send me a message. This piece comes with a one-sheet description of the artwork. The artwork itself is signed by the artist. Created in Bridgeport (Chicago), April 2020. Size: 8.75 x 5.5 inches (approximate); 22 x 14 cm. Package weight = 5.25 oz.; 149 g. (ships flat in a cushion mailer with cardboard support)

Color: blue, black

Medium: Paper

Dimensions: 6 inches wide, 9 inches tall

Shipping: $0.00

Price: $46.00