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Paper, Asian paper, waxed linen thread, tea, ink
36″ x 25″ x 25″

Thunderstorm is part of a series of sculptural book forms that I began creating in 2021. It is an exploration of form and technique. After it was bound, it reminded me of the intense rain that falls during a thunderstorm.

This sculptural book was created from reclaimed paper, dyed in tea and bound with waxed linen thread using a double-needle Coptic stitch. Strips of Asian paper were dipped into ink and hand-spun as one would spin wool. They were inserted into the binding of each page as the book was bound.

– Pam Fortner, Arvada, CO

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