Wired, Set of 5 – handmade paper pulp paintings of crows on a wire (2019), Item No. 244.424-428

Wired, Set of 5 – handmade paper pulp paintings of crows on a wire (2019), Item No. 244.424-428 by Don Widmer
 
  • Wired, Set of 5 – handmade paper pulp paintings of crows on a wire (2019), Item No. 244.424-428 by Don Widmer
  • Wired, Set of 5 – handmade paper pulp paintings of crows on a wire (2019), Item No. 244.424-428 by Don Widmer
  • Wired, Set of 5 – handmade paper pulp paintings of crows on a wire (2019), Item No. 244.424-428 by Don Widmer

From the Don Widmer Gallery

 
Category: Mixed Media

Title: Wired, Set of 5 – handmade paper pulp paintings of crows on a wire (2019), Item No. 244.424-428

Description: These handmade paper pieces are "painted" completely with pigmented cotton pulp on top of a base sheet made from various plants. The entire process, from forming the base sheet to painting my image, is done at the same time while all the fibers are wet. The fiber used for my base sheet is a combination of abaca (inner bark of a banana plant), denim (from recycled clothing) and garlic leaves and stems (cooked with a mordent and rinsed). All the fibers are pulped in a Hollander beater. I swirl metallic foil into the pulp for a decorative accent. 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 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. These pieces are meant to be displayed side by side as the wire appears to continue across the set. Have fun deciding which birds are next to each other as the imagined narrative will change. If you decide to frame this artwork, consider floating the pieces on top of the mat to expose the unique deckle edge. Although the pigmented color is considered light-safe, it is best to keep the artwork away from direct sunlight. The color of these sheets is light grayish-blue with specks of natural fibers. This piece comes with a one-sheet description of the artwork. The artwork itself is signed by the artist. Note: the image of all five pieces displayed side by side over a wooden board is to give an example of a display option. The pieces in this image are different from the ones for sale and none of the pieces in this image or the board are included in this sale. Please send me a message if you would like a quote for the custom board as a framing option. Created in Bridgeport (Chicago), November 2019. Artwork Size: 11 x 8.5 inches (each sheet); 27.9 x 21.6 cm. (each); placed side by side, the piece measures approximately 44 inches wide. Package weight = 1 lb. 12 oz.; 794 g. (ships insured for the value of the product)

Color: blue, black

Medium: Paper

Dimensions: 44 inches wide, 11 inches tall

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Price: $360.00