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.
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.