A large project for my MFA show that I am super excited (and a little overwhelmed) about is making a HUGE handmade paper leaf pile. Yep, with handmade paper. I start off making large sheets of paper, and then have as many leaves laser-cut out of that sheet as possible. I have another idea for what I will do with them at the show….an experience….but I just can’t tell you right now. It will ruin the surprise! But it will be magical, and worth the wait. You’ll just have to witness it for yourself! But until the opening reception on Thursday, April 24th, I will be making so many leaves that my hands may go numb. It will be beautiful, though.
Laser-cut file for 28×17″ paper
The laser-cutter at work
Leaves drying after dipping them in water to remove some of the ash
Crinkling the leaves by hand to give them a more leaf-like appearance