MARGARET MERRITT:  Printmaker and Papermaker
JOY! #1
2008
Stenciled Paper
5.5" x 11" (image), 11" x 14" (mat)
Joy for another day! This image of female dancer was prepared with a companion piece of a male dancer in identical pose and color scheme (not shown).

I sprayed pigmented cotton pulp through a stencil onto a base sheet of kozo paper to form the dancer image.

Papermaker Andrea Petersen taught me this paper stenciling technique in a 2008 workshop at Paper & Book Intensive, an annual "working sabbatical" for book artists, conservationists, and papermakers.

The finished piece is mounted on a white cotton rag mat of archival quality.
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