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Methods and Materials

Unglazed Works: Rabih Mroué’s “The Fall of a Hair: Blow Ups” 2012

Paper exists in almost infinite variations, and can be incredible strong as well as beautiful.  And high quality papers are desirable for making works of art, whether media is applied by hand, inkjet, or other means.  But speaking very broadly, it’s safe to say that the majority of papers will degrade or will in some other way… read more

Framing Artworks on Paper: 2-D or Not 2-D

by Chris Barnett Framers develop an acute awareness about both the pictorial importance of papers, and how they encompass myriad structural and material qualities.  The permutations in paper manufacturing processes are vast, yielding diverse materials such as long-fibered and strong yet lightweight Japanese papers;  sturdy watercolor and printing papers; pulpy handmade papers, finely milled digital printing… read more