Our latest paperwoman, Ms. May Babcock, certainly has been busy these days.  She has now become a regular fixture at Providence’s AS220, teaching papermaking.  This long overdue class has been filled to capacity, with eager paper newbies ready to get their hands wet and minds inspired by May’s expertise.  Using sustainable fibers, May implements traditional…

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This artwork by Nathalie Boutté simply awed, amazed, and inspired me: She recycles paper strips into these simple, yet obviously complicated, images: I have some leftover strips of washi hanging around the office, literally, strips. I mean, tiny strips.  But let’s not give anything to waste. So, if anyone is willing to up-cycle and create something…

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Chigiri-e literally means torn paper collage.  Chigiri (pronounced with a hard “g”)  and e (pronounced like “ay” as in “hay”.  Chigiri is the noun form of the verb “to tear” and e is any kind of art picture: collage, painting, drawing, etc. When you see one of these detailed collages in person, it’s hard to…

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