Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Have you heard that you should learn something new every day?

That is what Lincoln Mudd did over the past few months. Art teacher in Sculpture at Montgomery Community College, and artist himself, he decided to try his hand at making paper sculptures. Lincoln has been working as a Resident Keyholder at Pyramid Atlantic working in the paper making studio. When he first started his journey into paper making, I have to say he didn't really know anything about it. He spent part of a day walking through the studio with Gretchen and she demonstrated the basic skills in a crash course to get him started. The first time I met him he was trying to make a very long sheet of paper, which being a beginner myself, I was frightened myself of trying to pull anything that long for fear of the whole thing turning into a pile of mush as I tried to get it off the deckle. There he was, making sheet after sheet. This process was totally experimental to him, including mixing dyes and forming sheets to drape over these large pear shaped molds. The results are really large and beautiful. Lincoln will be giving a talk on his process at Pyramid Atlantic on Thursday night, May 12 from 6:30-7:30 pm. You don't want to miss this!!

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