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June 2006

Reception: Sunday, June 4, 2006; 2 - 4 pm
Exhibit dates:
May 31 - June 24, 2006

"Water Play, 25 Years of Papermaking Fun"
a retrospective of art on hand-made paper
E. Faye Collins

Paper Collage by E. Faye Collins


Paper Collage

Orange Box (detail)

The fun was swirling one’s hand in water and fiber. The first challenge was making the fiber come together as a thing both fragile and durable – paper! The second challenge was to transcend the medium. I enjoyed the process and the possibilities. It still engages me.

Natural fiber, altered by hand labor and the elements of water and air, becomes paper. It is an ancient process invented by the Chinese and enlarged upon by the creative minds of many present-day artists. Paper is made by pouring macerated fibers on a screen, or into a plaster mold, or by lifting sheets with a mold and deckle from a vat.

This show is one artist’s involvement with papermaking as a craft and as an art medium, working with various techniques over a period of 25 years. It has been my intention to take advantage of all the natural properties of paper while also making images that are in harmony with those properties. This show is a record of my years of experimentation and development of both techniques and the expression of ideas.

Ms. Collins received her BFA and MFA in painting from the Univ. of NC-Greensboro. She has taken papermaking workshops at Pyramid Atlantic in Wash. DC and Penland School of Crafts, among others.

Paper Collage by E. Faye Collins

Receptions are the First Friday evening of every month with the W-S Arts District "Gallery Hop".

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

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