Striped Paper Series #6

Striped Paper Series #6, 12.11.79, 11 1/8″ x 14 1/4″, pencil and pastel 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.