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A Paper Archive – Helen Hiebert Studio


The Sunday Paper #453

March 26, 2023

At first of the 12 months, I made a decision to start out a brand new venture: posting a every day paper in my archive on Instagram. Now that I’ve surpassed 50 days, I can replicate on a couple of issues I’ve found by doing this venture. In the beginning, I’m getting these papers that I’ve moved from studio to studio over time out of a pile within the backside drawer of my flat information. They’re at present so as in a field, and shortly I’ll buy archival packing containers to accommodate them. The opposite enjoyable discovery is the reminiscences connected to every paper. Each time I create a put up, I take into consideration the place I acquired the paper, once I made it, and so on. – and that has turned out to be actually enjoyable – and fairly manageable, as a result of I’m solely writing one put up at a time. I’m making a spreadsheet with all of this data, in order that at some point, once I hopefully flip this archive over to somebody, I’ll have a document of those reminiscences together with the bodily papers.

In the event you’d wish to learn extra concerning the sheets pictured under, click on on the pictures, and also you’ll be transported to the related Instagram posts.


I haven’t actually explored TikTok, however I loved this one-minute video concerning the Minnesota Heart for Guide Arts on the platform.


Meagan Woods assembled a collaborative group of artists, musicians and performers to create an modern, experimental opera/set up known as As soon as She Dries, addressing the crucial situation of coral reefs all over the world attributable to local weather change. The collaborative piece consists of this handmade paper loop by Nancy Cohen that circles the gallery. The exhibition runs by April 2nd on the SMUSH Gallery in Jersey Metropolis, NJ.

Nancy Cohen, Phase of handmade paper loop that circles the gallery. Wire, thread and handmade paper, 80” x 140” x 46,” 2022. Photograph credit score: Maddie Orton


I like this! Flocks of paper origami hummingbirds crafted by youngsters from all over the world departed their areas to “attend” the UN Water Convention in New York from 22-24 March, carrying the long run technology’s resolve to show the tide on the worldwide water disaster.

UN Ghana Pupils at Independence Avenue 1&2 Junior Excessive College in Accra, Ghana, maintain origami hummingbirds, as a part of the World Water Day 2023 marketing campaign.


How humorous! That is the week of visible artwork operas. In the event you’re within the Bay Space, verify this out: Composer and visible artist Gino Robair presents Radical Divination, his “opera of augury by papermaking.” Throughout this occasion, papermakers create—utilizing performative, game-based constructions—a rating for an operatic work.


Paper Tidbits


Within the Studio: 

Be part of me for a 1-hour Zoom workshop and presentation this coming Thursday, March thirtieth at midday MST. I’ll discuss my Paper 12 months Membership Program, after which we’ll dive into making this Faceted Map Ring. All you want is a strip of paper! Learn all about it and join right here.

In the event you’ve contributed map strips to my Weaving the World Collectively venture, I hope you saved the remainder of your map, as a result of it might work completely for this venture. In the event you don’t have a map, or favor to not use one, any textual content weight paper that folds properly will work.

The primary and final pictures under are the identical map (back and front) and the center picture reveals an ornamental lokta paper with a mini faceted map ring within the middle.

Papermaking Sequence: Denim Paper


Featured in my Studio store:

The Artwork of Papercraft, Papermaking with Backyard Crops & Widespread Weeds, the Pink Cliff Paper Retreat, and The Papermaker’s Companion.

The Art of Papercraft


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