MARGARET MERRITT:  Printmaker and Papermaker
MARBLE TURTLE 10
2008
Stenciled Handmade Paper/Marbling
David Carroll's writings about and drawings of turtles inspire a series of paper turtle prints, including this one.

I sprayed pigmented cotton pulp through a stencil onto a base sheet of kozo to form the turtle image. To make the "waves," I added Japanese marbling, suminagashi, to the dried turtle-stenciled paper.

Variations in the turtle images and in the marbling makes each paper in this series unique. Nancy Morains of Colophon Book Arts taught me the marbling technique in a 2008 workshop at Paper & Book Intensive, an annual "working sabbatical" for book artists, conservationists, and papermakers.
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