Striped Paper Series #8

Striped Paper Series #8, 12.13.79, 10 3/8″ x 23 5/8″, 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.