Hosta

Sandra Hansen's hostas and iris plants were pruned extensively in the fall to make this paper. Both leaves and stems were gathered, soaked, cooked and beaten in a Holland Beater.  Before beating, the best leaves were pulled aside to inlay into the hosta pulp. Some of the iris leaf pulp was pigmented turquoise. The result is this exquisite paper.  When it dried a lovely wavy shape formed.

80 x 39"

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Sandra Hansen Eco Artist

When Sandra Hansen became an Eco artist in 2014 she fell in love with the magic of creating something translucent from leaves and bark. Handmade paper is completely environmentally sound and can be absolutely gorgeous. Its rich texture and its delicate gauzy effects are completely amazing. Paper has the ability to bring alive the horrendous problems of water pollution simply by putting plastic bags into the pulp. Paper is exceedingly versitile as well and can be used in many multimedia objects and hangings. The beauty of the paper shows us the beauty of each of the objects that we love until they decay into pollution.