Three Papermakers on How Water Shapes Their Creative Process
Tuesday, June 28, 6:30 PM EST
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Hand papermaking is an artistic discipline offered to PAFA students and to the Brodsky Center's artists-in-residence. With the advent of the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century and the papermaking machine, hand paper production all but ceased in the United States. By employing hand papermaking today, artists question this rupture in craft tradition and instead envision continuity among artistic, technological, and scientific thought processes. Contemporary papermaking artists experiment in three notable areas: engineering new forms; engaging urgent threats to the environment; and sensing color and texture through non-mainstream cultural sensibilities. In this talk, three artists highlight water usage in hand papermaking, with a historical introduction by Philadelphia artist, PAFA faculty and Brodsky Center’s collaborative papermaker Nicole Donnelly; highlights on Japanese papermaking, its approach to water conservation, and its relation to the current practice of Tatiana Ginsberg, artist and Director of Artistic Projects and Master Collaborator at Dieu Donné in New York; and understanding invasive water plants through the work of artist and papermaker May Babcock, who is based in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. 

Image: Tatiana Ginsberg, Punch VIII, 2022, abaca, linen, and kozo fibers with pigment, 36 x 29 ¾ inches. Image courtesy of the artist, © 2022 Tatiana Ginsberg. Photo by Jeffrey Sturges.  

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Tuesday June 28
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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