CONVERSION OF OBJECTS
velvet, cotton and wood ash
EXPLORING URBAN TEXTURE IN HANDMADE PAPER.
Making paper at this scale is physically difficult to achieve without the proper tools.
Making paper with disparate materials—velvet, a plastic, and cotton, a natural fiber—is particularly tough as they do not want to hydrogen bond.
Making paper with toxic wood ash is never a good idea.
Still, I wanted to combine the enticing feeling of velvet with the poisonous qualities of wood ash in order to make something that theoretically should not be possible to make (hence having to use cotton as a carrier for both.)
The series of papers look akin to concrete, yet given their components and size, they are incredibly fragile (and very soft.)