Louise Gilchrist

beyond-the-forest

Above: Beyond The Forest, Botanically dyed papers, bees-wax, twigs.

I joined PPA almost 6 years ago, fell in love with making paper and now use paper in many of my works.

rose

I favour sculptural pieces or collage, and often combine paper with other organic media.

LEFT: Rose (detail), Handmade paper from recycled, acrylic paint, wire.

seed-paper-silk-2

RIGHT: Seed Paper Silk 2 (detail), Handmade paper, silk, thread, exotic & native seeds, wax.

My inspirations, such as repetition and pattern, are from objects found in the natural world, and I also explore the idea of impermanence, fragility and aging.

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LEFT: Podcast, Handmade kozo, RIGHT: Creatures of the Night 1, Handmade kozo, bone, ink, wax.