Metamorphosing Paper


  • Ox-Bow, School of Art and Artists' Residency 3435 Rupprecht Way MI, 49453 United States

ANDREA PETERSON

PAPER 605 001
1 credit hour
Lab Fee: $50

Metamorphosis is an entity's transformation from its original structure into another form. In this one week course, we will develop an understanding of paper fiber, in tandem with surface modifications, to create handmade papers that look and feel like other objects and substances. With paper fiber and few other tricks, we will create the illusion of entirely new surfaces. The transformed papers will be soft, rigid, textured, stained, dyed, marbled, waxed, etc. Handmade papers are strong, durable and lightweight and can handle several alterations--allowing them to reference elements including stone, metal, leather, water, concrete, or something entirely new.