Melissa Jay Craig

Blood Root Shoot
cast high-shrinkage paper pulp (abaca), dyes
21 in. diameter | $1,200

I work with handmade paper and love to push the materials, resulting in a process that can take days or weeks with no assured outcome, narrowing down to a moment of truth. These risky processes often echo the intent of the works.

The “Blood Root” series came from the intersection of overbeaten (high-shrinkage) abaca pulp and the heated floor of the Meadow Studio at the Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, Illinois.

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