Jocmarys Viruet Feliciano
Bajadero, Puerto Rico
Sobre la intención de sanar: texturas y orificios, pletórico y vacío
Handmade paper made out of flax, unclenched abaca and cotton with embedded gauze and, letterpress printed text artist book.
14 x 9 ” x .5″
Sobre la idea de sanar: texturas y orificios, pletórico y vacío is a one-of-a-kind long-stitch book with soft covers that holds 10 spreads of merely healing-gauze paper. The handmade paper is a mixture of flax and unbleached abaca fiber. The sheets are formed thinly and have embedded gauze that has been ripped, stretched and manipulated. The spreads open spaces and incomplete corners. The fiber and the gauze support each other to create a strong and flexible material. The covers are made with flax and unbleached abaca fiber and are printed using a repetition of a photopolymer image that alludes to fiber.
This image was taken from a close-up of a joomchi piece that was then manipulated on photoshop. The cover material is slightly heavier than the paper inside to support the text block.