Friday, October 14, 2011

White Crow Papermill and art processes

We went to the White Crow Papermill in Fleetwood, Pa today with some of the people in my department. Making paper has always interested me. It was definitely refreshing to see some of the alternative ways that they made paper. One of the professors in the art department owns this place so that's why we visited them. Sometimes in art, there are specific processes that are needed to be done in order to get the right outcome and until you've mastered the original process, only then you can start experimenting. But paper making isn't that rigid. I mean, you have a basic process, but you don't necessarily have to use the same tools to recreate the end product.

He did these really cool artworks where he embedded different pieces of paper and then 'casted' them so the pieces blended into the surface so its' smooth.

Camp Chronicles Series

58" x 40" handcast and mixed media paper

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