Sibylla Benatova

I’m only Happy When it Rains
handmade paper
15 x 10 in.

I have been working and experimenting with hand-made paper for the past four years. The process of creating a sheet of paper is similar to sculpting out of fibers, different seeds, grass, and other kinds of natural ingredients. It has always impressed me how various types of paper react under extreme conditions, such as burning and exposure to moisture. Every test I introduce to the paper brings me closer in my search for its nature.

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