Environmental Installations: Handmade Paper Art by Jane Ingram Allen

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When artists merge the medium of hand papermaking with other art movements, interesting and significant artworks can emerge. You many have already read about papermaking intersecting with performance art, printmaking, and historical process photography.

Well, how about handmade paper and site-specific art? Or paper art that addresses environmental issues, and welcomes participation?

Jane Ingram Allen is an artist, curator, educator, Fulbright scholar, and world-traveler whose work embodies all of the above. She uses local plants and natural materials to create handmade paper installations and sculptures that invite collaboration from the community and viewers.

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A Conversation with Papermaking Artist Susan Warner Keene

Susan Warner Keene - Hand Papermaking Artist, Handmade Paper Sculptural Artwork

Susan Warner Keene, Aqueous (detail), 2009; handmade flax paper, pigment, linen thread; 20 x 22 x 1.25 in./ 51 x 56 x 3 cm. Photo by Peter Newman.

Did you know that handmade paper art can be dimensional? 

Manipulating certain types of pulp fibers can be used to create textural, sculptural artwork; paper that transcends its familiar, utilitarian existence.

Sound interesting? Susan Warner Keene is an artist working in handmade paper that you should know.

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Sculpture, Installation & Making Paper by Hand: Art by Jocelyn Chateauvert

Jocelyn Chateauvert - Papermaking Artist

Jocelyn Chateauvert in her studio.

Did you know that handmade paper sheets in their wet, pressed state (before they’re finished and dried) can be manipulated into amazing sculptures? Jocelyn Chateauvert is a hand papermaking artist with an enviable talent for working with this unique art-making process.

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Making Paper from Seaweed: Papermaking with Atlantic BioInvader Codium Fragile

papermaking plants seaweed "dead man's fingers"Papermaking with Atlantic BioInvader Codium Fragile” is a guest post by papermaking artist and sculptor Megan Singleton, who completed an artist residency in Chatham, MA. Originally featured on Aldo & Leonardo, (A Wilderness Science and Art Collaboration) these are Megan’s musings on making paper and art from a common invasive seaweed on Cape Cod. And without further ado…

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