Striped Paper Series #3

Striped Paper Series #3, 12.8.79, 17 1/2″ x 23 1/2″, pastel, pencil on handmade paper.

These folded paper objects were fabricated from colored paper pulp laid down in stripes on a special screen used by paper makers called a couching screen. After each sheet was released and partially dried, I folded it and added elements in pastel and pencil. I used powdered colors added to the pulp mixture (slurry) in squeeze bottles to create each striped sheet.