Striped Paper Series #7

Striped Paper Series #7, 12.12.79, 21 3/4″ s 13 5/8″, 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.