The Paper is the Painting
A Message from Susan Olsen
My artform, “The Paper is a Painting,” is a rare medium of paper art that I have been practicing as a professional artist for forty-eight years. The procedures were passed on to me by the master of a papermaking hamlet in Japan. I savor perpetuating the ancient tradition and “doing the whole thing from scratch.” Classic papermaking source plants are harvested and processed to produce colored pulps, which are applied to a screen and shaped into image. When the sheet is dry it peeled off the paper making mould/screen, and … The Paper is a Painting.
My creations are odes to the wonders of nature and to humans who have lived with the insight of the unity of all.