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Large Scale Paper Pour – Hong Hong
July 15, 2019 - July 19, 2019| $800
A hybrid of and an expansion upon Nagashizuki and Nepalese papermaking, the large-scale paper pour is an active, outdoor process that generates sheets of paper spanning more than ninety-six square feet. During this workshop, students will first collaborate with instructor to make a 12 ft x 8 ft sheet of paper using a modular mould and deckle. Fundamentals of a large-scale paper pour, such as pulp preparation, will be introduced. Students will then build their own large-scale mould, and use it to explore large-scale patternmaking and mark-making techniques, such as spraying, dripping, sprinkling, wet collaging and embedding. At the end of the workshop, students will take home their own big paper, as well as the knowledge and skills necessary to start making giant paper in their own backyards.
Born in Hefei, China, Hong Hong is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice spans papermaking, installation and performance. Hong earned her MFA in 2014 from University of Georgia and her BFA in 2011 from State University of New York at Potsdam. Hong’s work has been exhibited across the United States in shows at Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Real Art Ways, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Madison Museum of Fine Art, New Mexico History Museum and Georgia Museum of Art.
Hong is the recipient of grants and commissions from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Center for the Arts at Wesleyan University, Virginia Beach’s Arts and Humanities Commission, Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation, Greater Hartford Arts Council and Artspace New Haven.
Hong currently works and lives in Connecticut, where you can find her petting other people’s dogs and/or making paper in empty parking lots.