A Mighty Catch
(with table view)
Papermaker, Paper Sculpture
captured my interest while I was studying painting and
sculpture at the Art Students League in New York City. I was
attracted to the manipulative aspects of the medium and
its creative and functional possibilities
combining color and shape as well as texture.
process starts by mixing two different fibers in order to
make my sheets of paper. I combine cotton linter,
which is soft and flexible with a fiber called abaca, which is
strong and durable. I introduce dye and other
materials into the mix to add color and texture. I
then use the sheets of paper to cover my form. A
water proofing solution of acrylic, matte or gloss is then
applied to protect the work.
work ranges from decorative to functional and includes cast paper
shoes, frames, baskets, figures, hats, ornaments and other
three dimensional pieces.
display and sell my work at a number of art and craft galleries
and also create custom orders upon request. In addition to
my art work, I teach outreach art programs through the Newport
Art Museum in Newport, RI.
Totem Wall Piece