amy richard © 2021
Pulp painting on artist-made kozo paper
15 X 11 inches [framed 20 X 16 inches]
Pulp painting involves a process of spraying or brushing finely beaten pigmented cellulose fibers onto freshly made paper to create imagery. Sometimes this pulp is applied freehand and other times a stencil or silkscreen is used. Pulp painting can only be done right after a sheet is formed, while it is still wet (and before it is pressed), allowing the text and/or imagery to become part of the paper instead of sitting on top of it.