Raphaela McCormack

Handmade Paper Vessels and Ceremonial Urns

“Green boat”

I sculpt the hull of the vessel in clay, then make a mold from plaster gauze, which I cover with the handmade paper made from abaca pulp, I paint the hull with layers of acrylic washes, sanding between each layer, I find interesting driftwood on the shores of Lake Ontario which I use the on the vessel. Wisteria seeds are sewn onto the prow. Paper sail rolled up inside the hull

23 inches long x 5 inches high x 5 inches deep


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