This image of a joyful male dancer was prepared with a companion piece of a female figure 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.