Blog

JUNE CORSTORPHINE

Threshold Paper Art

I have a passion for all that is unique and hand-made. I love recycling paper and other organic material and transforming it into art. Each piece starts its life as wet pulp. I upcycle (tear-up coloured paper), whiz it up in the blender with water to make a slurry. This goes into a vat. I dip my screen into the slurry and turn it out onto a surface with decorative objects. When the pulp dries it is 'cast' with designs. Fibers, metallics and ephemera mixed in with the pulp become embedded into the dried paper. It is a delightful and messy process which has taken over my small kitchen. It is a forgiving medium with happy 'accidents.' There are so many other techniques I've discovered along the way I'd love to share with you as well.

Freeflow, 36" x 12" x 4"

The recurring theme that appears in my art is transformation. Even the paper I make goes through the process of being destroyed in its original plant form, only to be transformed into a work of art.

My sincere desire is to inspire and uplift others.

Wonderland, 33" x 27" x 3"