Exciting work by Catherine Nash, here. At the Conrad Wilde Gallery website I have discovered many innovative artists whose love of paper is apparent in the work that they do.
Handmade paper by CJ Shane CJ Shane collects beautiful paper on her travels.
" I've been to China several times, and I always visit the paper markets there. I return home with rolls of lovely delicate papers in subtle colors, often with flecks of gold and silver. When I'm home here in Tucson, I make my own paper. I like to experiment with different fibers, especially those native plant fibers from our desert bioregion. One of my favorite summertime pleasures is to go into the washes before a rainstorm and cut the grasses which grow there so luxuriantly during the monsoon season. In the morning sun, the grasses capture the sweet fragrance of water and life. I like to experiment with paper pulp to make one-of-a-kind sculptural pieces or to create small editions of artists' books. When I make paper, I enjoy knowing that I am participating in a tradition that dates back two thousand years to China's Han."
Torical Series. (Mixed media, books,wax) by Roberta Lee Woods
There are many more works in this series by Roberta Lee Woods. If you are interested, click here. Rhapsody by Roberta Lee Woods
Reading our remains by Jessica Drenk
Jessica Drenk's inspiration comes from nature and she manipulates man-made materials according to similar patterns and principals.
Artbook 3 by Beata Wehr
I was delighted to find the work of Beata Wehr again since first discovering her link in Leslie's sidebar.
Book-ephemeris by Margaret Suchland
I love this piece by Margaret Suchland.
"For many years, collecting old books, maps, found correspondence, found objects, printed ephemera and other of life’s artifacts has been of interest to me....... The effects of time on these everyday items - the worn edges, random marks, muted colors and subtle evidence of the human presence inspire me. They portray a “presence of an absence”.
Paper sculpture by Daniella Woolf
Gradations 2 by Mary Ellen Long. See more, here.
Burning revised by Joan Giordano
Joan Giordano draws inspiration from archeological ruins and excavations .
Thanks everyone for all the kind, supportive comments and emails you sent during our little upheaval. You have no idea how much they helped. Normality is returning! We had a peaceful nights sleep last night thanks to our newly installed burglar alarm system.