This October Jenn had the pleasure of working with artist Palmarin Merges in our studio as our second participant in our Combined Studio Residency with the c3:initiative. Palmarin works primarily with printmaking techniques so she brought in some of her old prints to recycle in our beater and make into new shaped and watermarked handmade papers. Over the course of about 40 hours Palmarin explored different types of iconography via watermarks (text, abstract images, floor plans) and started to form an idea of how she might use these pieces in a larger art installation. She also made a giant paper balloon ball- more pics. to come of that soon! We can't wait to share Palmarin's completed work with you next year and will keep you posted on when/where you can see her art around Portland and beyond.
Pulp & Deckle is a handmade papermaking studio located in Portland, OR.