Feather Frame in the Blue Paper Vat

Part of the process of making handmade paper is dipping a frame with screen into a vat of paper pulp. This frame has “butter cut” deckle that has been cut in the shape of feathers. The pulp is from cut up and beaten blue jeans. The feathers will be used in Jane Ingram Allen’s public art project in the Commons at Point Reyes Station,…

Dipping a Small Nest in Paper Pulp

A participant is dipping her handmade small nest made from willow branches into paper pulp. This is for the public art project of Jane Ingram Allen in the Commons at Point Reyes Station, CA. The small nests will also be decorated with handmade paper feathers containing seeds in the paper pulp to feel the birds. The nests will be installed in trees along Route…

Making the BIG Nest, (continued)

This photo shows a group of participants helping to make a big nest in the Commons at Point Reyes Station, CA. This big nest is made with willow branches gathered locally and is big enough for people to go inside. The nest is part of Jane Ingram Allen’s public art project “For the Birds” sponsored by Gallery Route One and Lucid Art Foundation.

Making SMALL Nests

This is a group of participants making small nests with willow branches for the public art project of Jane Ingram Allen in the Commons at Point Reyes Station, CA. The small nests will also be decorated with handmade paper feathers containing seeds in the paper pulp to feel the birds. The nests will be installed in trees along Route One in Point Reyes Station….

Making the BIG Nest

This photo shows a group of participants helping to make a big nest in the Commons at Point Reyes Station, CA. This big nest is made with willow branches gathered locally and is big enough for people to go inside. The nest is part of Jane Ingram Allen’s public art project “For the Birds” sponsored by Gallery Route One and Lucid Art Foundation.

Feathers Drying

This is some of the handmade paper feathers drying. The feathers will be used in Jane Ingram Allen’s public art project in the Commons at Point Reyes Station, CA. The feathers are made with pulp from local leaves and bark and the pulp contains seeds to feed the birds. The project is sponsored by Gallery Route One and Lucid Art Foundation.

Making Feathers

This student is from the West Marin Elementary School. She is making paper feathers. The handmade paper feathers contain bird seed. Students will also be making nests created during Jane Ingram Allen’s 3-week residency in Pt. Reyes. The project “For the Birds” is sponsored by Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes Station, CA.

Making Feathers

This student is from the West Marin Elementary School. She is making paper feathers. A volunteer is helping her. The handmade paper feathers contain bird seed. Students will also be making nests created during Jane Ingram Allen’s 3-week residency in Pt. Reyes. The project “For the Birds” is sponsored by Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes Station, CA.

Feathers Drying

These feathers are hanging up to dry in the art classroom after being made by students and volunteers at the West Marin Elementary School. The handmade paper feathers contain bird seed. Students will also be making nests created during Jane Ingram Allen’s 3-week residency in Pt. Reyes. The project “For the Birds” is sponsored by Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes Station, CA.

Making Feathers

This student is from the West Marin Elementary School. She is making paper feathers. A volunteer is helping her. The handmade paper feathers contain bird seed. Students will also be making nests created during Jane Ingram Allen’s 3-week residency in Pt. Reyes. The project “For the Birds” is sponsored by Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes Station, CA.

Hands Making Paper

These students are from the West Marin Elementary School. They are making paper. The one on the right has couched the handmade paper and is decorating her paper The one on the left, with the help of a volunteer is preparing to take the frame off by couching the handmade paper onto a fabric. The handmade paper contains bird seed. Other students were preparing…

Making Paper

This student from the West Marin Elementary School was making paper from olive tree bark. The vat also contains bird seed that will be in the handmade paper. Other students were preparing to make handmade paper feathers. They will also be making nests created during Jane Ingram Allen’s 3-week residency in Pt. Reyes. The project “For the Birds” is sponsored by Gallery Route One,…

Hand in the Pulp

The hands belong to students at the West Marin Elementary School who were preparing to make handmade paper feathers. They will also be making nests created during Jane Ingram Allen’s 3-week residency in Pt. Reyes. The project “For the Birds” is sponsored by Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes Station, CA.

Making Feathers

This photo shows a participant making handmade paper feathers. The handmade paper feathers will be used in Jane Ingram Allen’s public art project titled “For the Birds” sponsored by Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, California. The feathers have birdseeds to feed the birds in the pulp, and the feathers will decorate nests made from local branches also created by public participants and school…

Making a Nest

This is a picture of Jane Ingram Allen’s hands as she is constructing a nest from olive branches in Point Reyes Station, California. The nest when finished will be dipped in handmade paper, and the paper pulp is made from local plant materials and has seeds to feed the birds in the pulp. The finished nest will be decorated with handmade paper feathers created…

Paper Weight

Shoe placed on the back window of a car to keep a newly made sheet of handmade paper from blowing away. Taken at a paper making class by Jane Ingram Allen near Inverness, CA

Hands on Blue

Student pealing bark from a olive tree branch in preparation for cooking and then making handmade paper. Course taught by Jane Ingram Allen.

Red Nails

Jane Ingram Allen taught paper making at the Santa Rosa Junior College. There were some very committed students. One had wonderful hands that had sparkly red paint.

Handmade Paper on a Tree

My wife is teaching a paper making class at Santa Rosa Junior College. One of the students formed her wet paper into the tree bark. It was drying and coming off the tree. It makes a beautiful relief sculptural paper. The paper is abaca from the Philippines.