Friday, September 12, 2014

Working at Dieu Donné Papermill — a Look at my Process.

Yesterday I was making large sheets of paper using cotton base sheets, stencils with charcoal dust, pulp drawing, embedding photographs and laying on sheets of abaca at Dieu Donné paper mill. Working this large requires requires collaboration. I spent the day working with Amy Jacobs, Studio Collaborator extrodinaire  and Danae Lagoy, my fantastic studio assistant. 

The focus of Dieu Donné’s studio mission is to work with artists. Dieu Donné is a non-profit organization dedicated to the creation, promotion, and preservation of new contemporary art utilizing the hand paper making process. The organization’s primary services and programs are devoted to working with mid-career and emerging artists to develop new, innovative methods of paper making within the medium and the greater world of contemporary art.  

Dieu Donné offers unique opportunities to produce individual works and editions through collaborative artists’ projects. Artistic staff consult with artists to develop innovative methods.
It certainly works for me!

Family photo

Artist Susan Shaw at work.
Painting with linen pulp

Danae Lagoy

Amy Jacobs

Photography by Charles Chessler.

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