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Handmade Paper Sculpture

This series grew as an interim series between the porcelain heads and what was to come next. I used the same molds for the handmade paper as I used for the porcelain, and included a wing mold of a bird I found while on my walks at the beach. The large wing is a copy of an eagle wing I made at the Ornithology Museum in San Bernardino. I created the paper and slurry for these works by cooking the flora and vegetation I had growing around my house and my garden.

Child, 1983
handmade paper: linter, corn, papyrus, 24 x 18 inches

Spirit, 1984
handmade paper: linter, asparagus, corn, 24 x 18 inches

Generations, 1982
handmade paper: linter, corn, papyrus, carob, 60 x 48 inches

Tower and Wings
handmade paper: carob, linter, papyrus, artichoke, 60 x 48 inches

Pink Wing, 1983
handmade paper: linter, beets, corn

Double Wing
handmade paper: linter, sunflower seeds, carob, papyrus

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