Spring Bouquet with Lilacs
This handmade paper wall sculpture contains real lilacs, daisy petals, and pansies in the pulp to give it a three dimensional quality and perennial spring time feel. Using non-fading lightfast pigmented pulps that I beat in my Hollander beater in my studio, I carefully arrange each individual section into a splash of color that delights the eyes. The unique texture of this fiber-overbeaten abaca also used to make rigging for sailing vessels due to its strength-allows for a velvety surface and bold array of colors. I delight in making these pieces. They are framed in custom plexiglass shadow-box frames . Perfect for the office or home office in need of a fresh taste of spring.