Paper Variables is an opportunity to collect art by renowned contemporary artists at an affordable price while making an important contribution to the creation of new work in handmade paper. Paper Variables projects incorporate the unique “wet studio” processes that are available to artists at Dieu Donné. Embracing the egalitarian spirit of the traditional edition, this artist-driven series produces new works in collaboration with our studio staff, featuring unique touches of the artist’s hand. Each year, a variety of artists work in collaboration with our studio staff to create dynamic new works for this series. Subscribers have the exclusive opportunity to purchase these works by becoming a Dieu Donné Subscriber or Star level member at $650.
About the Editions
Ombre Lip Tutorial is a new Paper Variables commission by Gina Beavers. Working with Studio Collaborator Amy Jacobs, the artist created an edition of 36 low-relief pulp paintings made with cotton and pigmented linen paper pulp. In four grids of nine, each work shows a different step in the process of a make-up application technique, and each grid reflects a different color effect.
Brock Enright created out there, a cast paper bas relief based on the classic Ouija talking board. Enright worked collaboratively with Artistic Director Paul Wong to hand paint 35 individual board backgrounds with pigmented linen paper pulp. Each edition is accompanied by a cotton ‘oracle’ or planchette based on the device for maneuvering around the board to answer questions or spell words.