Iwan Effendi Lace 1: HER 2020, papier-mâche mask, washi paper, graphite, charcoal, softpastel, color pencil, pigment on paper, 34.25" x 27.5".

Blog Post Tag: Paper

Member Spotlight: Jennifer Lee Morrow

July 22, 2020 5:00 am

This month’s member spotlight is on Jennifer Lee Morrow. Based in Westbrook, Maine, Jennifer’s uses found and altered papers and other found materials to create incredibly detailed and intricate three-dimensional collage works. Alchemy, Tinkering, and Stitching: Transforming the Mundane I was raised near Niagara Falls where my family ran an independent bookstore. No one close …

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The Potential of Paper, Out Now!

June 22, 2020 5:00 am

Surface Design Association is excited to announce our Summer 2020 edition of Surface Design Journal: The Potential of Paper. “The world of paper art is a fascinating one. Artists are able to transform its properties from an ephemeral, one-dimensional medium into structurally sound three-dimensional sculptural forms. Paper’s only limit is the human imagination. We travel …

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SDA Book Club, April “Build a Flower”

April 3, 2020 5:00 am

This month’s SDA Book Club spotlights a fun book to help you stay occupied during this time at home. “Build a Flower” by Lucia Balcazar goes over the tools, techniques, designs, and more when it comes to making paper flowers. Chances are, many artists have some type of paper lying around, and this book provides …

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“Innerweave” by Amy Sands and Bridget O’Malley

February 27, 2019 9:00 am

The Innerweave lace paper series is part of a collaborative project between papermaker Bridget O’Malley and printmaker Amy Sands of Minneapolis, MN, which their art explores the interplay of print, paper and image. Their work was featured in Surface Design Association’s Winter 2018 Journal “Family Matters: SDA International Exhibition in Print.” Below Amy and Bridget …

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Paper and Color Inspirations

April 13, 2018 9:00 am

Need some inspiration for new projects? This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features paper patterns, colors, and forms to get you out of your rut. 1) Beijing-based artist Peng Wei create contemporary sculptures of human legs, shoes, and torsos by placing traditional Chinese painting on rice paper—displaying natural and domestic scenes (via Colossal). 2) “Photographer Captures …

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“The Interrupted Beauties” by Farnaz Jahani

November 20, 2017 9:00 am

Farnaz Jahani (originally from Tehran, Iran) recently received her MFA in Illustration and Fibers from Savannah College of Art and Design, and just became a member of SDA! Jahani joined SDA to continue to be active and stay updated on various methods and techniques designers utilize to treat a surface in a special way. This …

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“Paper as Textile” by Andrea Peterson

October 11, 2017 9:00 am

Artist and papermaker, Andrea Peterson, creates well-crafted and unique paper that continually pushes the material and medium forward in her Indiana studio. She was recently featured in Hand Papermaking magazine’s summer issue which focused on the use of paper as cloth and fabric. One of the handmade papers I make at my studio, Hook Pottery …

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