Pictured above: Paper Boxes: Hand-made paper, paint and thread
June 9 - August 30, 2015
Art Case, A/B Meeter-Greeter Lounge
Claudia Lee is a studio artist, designer, consultant, author and instructor working in handmade paper and artist’s books. She is the recipient of two master’s grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission and was chosen to create the awards for the 2011 Governor’s Arts Awards. Her work is in many public and private collections and has been published in more than 30 books. She is also the author of “Papermaking,” published by Sterling/Lark Books.
About Paper Boxes
Lee states, “The foundation of my work is the custom paper I design and make in my studio, especially for my boxes. The papers are made from either abaca or cotton rag. The material is pulped in a hollander beater and sized to protect the surface. Wax resists and pigments add color and pattern to the papers. I use many traditional textile techniques for each box such as batik, stitching, layering, collage and pattern making.”
“My interest in sculptural objects led me to create paper bowls and books. It wasn’t a big leap from books, which are objects of containment, to boxes, also objects of containment. The work is still new, and its potential keeps me awake some nights. A box offers so many possibilities, and I plan to explore them all.”
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