I am a gatherer. I gather images, and I gather plants. Paper begins with plants.
Papermaker and artist, Deborah Sharpe-Lunstead beats plant fibers into paper pulp, and creates paintings that lie within the sheets of paper themselves.
Finely beaten, pigmented paper pulp becomes the medium for creating her images on a newly formed wet sheet of paper. When the paper is pressed and dried, the painting is within the sheet of paper.
The pulp-painted paper can be further transformed with other media, becoming an extraordinary mixed media creation.
View the video to see the process from plant to paper to pulp painting.