15 teams of collaborators created editions for
"Intergenerationality: Collaborations in handmade Paper" portfolio
Hand Papermaking magazine
water to soil to water
how changed over time vs. physically as a natural landscape
The tangible dialogues of the elements of space and sky, water and soil, together in tandem with human interactions with our planet conjured up ideas of:
- land ownership
- a human experience of nature and in nature
- the metaphysics of place and memory
- the natural processes of erosion, sedimentation
- the physical landscape and its relationship to the mental landscape.
These ideas became the focus of our collaborative piece. Whittling down these concepts to their essence, we utilized our materials as the way to carry metaphor. Our collaborative work unfolded in a unique way: as we spoke together about our individual interests in materials and processes, the piece evolved to embody our shared concerns, materializing differently from how we would create individually.
Radha and Catherine hand pounding cooked/rinsed gampi bark fiber in prep for our edition.
The Morgan Conservatory of Paper in Cleveland graciously let us use their facilities! Thank you, Morgan!
It was a great honor to work with my friend and colleague, the talented artist and papermaker Radha Pandey. We are so grateful to Hand Papermaking magazine for this wonderful opportunity! Thank you!
Catherine Nash and Radha Pandey
10" x 8"
edition of 150 for
Hand Papermaking magazine portfolio 12
"Intergenerationality: Collaborations in Handmade Paper"
Radha will be leading an exciting arts tour in India of "behind the scenes of various working artists and craftspeople" from Dec. 19, 2020 - Jan. 2nd, 2021. Please visit her blog at Rice - Paper - Tree for more information and to get on her mailing list.
View her art at https://www.radhapandey.com.
After receiving a B.F.A. in Printmaking and Drawing from the University of New Hampshire in 1980, Nash spent a year and a half creating prints and drawings in Paris. In 1987, she graduated from the University of Arizona with a Masters of Fine Arts in Mixed Media. Two independently designed research trips to Japan enabled Nash to study the techniques of Japanese woodblock printing and papermaking in depth. From 1996-2002, her extensive research in Italy and Scandinavia increased her knowledge of historical and contemporary Western papermaking and paper arts. Nash has combined encaustic waxes and filtered earth pigments with her handmade paper works since 1994.