Striped Paper Series #4

Striped Paper Series #4, 12.5.79, 13 1/4″ x 7 1/2″, pastel and 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.