Paper Pulp
Fibers (like waste paper, wood, hemp and cotton) are macerated in a specialized beater into a substance used to create individual sheets of with varying textures and thickness. Pigment can be added to the pulp to create compositions within the paper. As in printmaking, two-dimensional works are run through a hydraulic press which forces the water to escape and joins the fibers together. For three-dimensional works, the paper pulp is packed into a rubber mold, allowed to dry, and subsequently released as a sculptural form.