Excess (1979) – Installation
Handmade paper, dyes, and pigments sewn onto a fabric backing
4 panels each approximately 2 feet by 12 feet
Each panel is hung 6 feet high with another 6 feet on the floor
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I constructed these screens in order to make the paper I used in all my handmade paper projects. As part of my graduate work at the University of Alberta I oversaw the construction of a hollander made by one of the technicians. I needed this to mulch linter stock and lint I had collected. I dipped the screens into the vat to make the individual sheets in a traditional manner of making handmade papers. I used dyes and pigments in the vat. In addition, I altered some papers after they dried.