MARGARET MERRITT:  Printmaker and Papermaker
PEPPERONI PAPER
2011
Wall Hanging: Flax and Cotton paper on Kozo Bark Paper
9" x 15" x 1"
Flax paper constitute the rectangular “pizza” of this handmade paper art including the “pepperoni,” sprinkled with cheese made of yellow-pigmented cotton fibers.

The flax-cotton paper pizza sits on a piece of bark paper (%amate&) that was made by beating strands of cooked kozo (paper mulberry) bark with a stone into the desired shape. The roughness of the amate surface reflects the beating process used in its creation.

The completed assemblage was mounted on a wooden backing for hanging the piece.

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