Arnold Grummer's Fall Contest

Arnold Grummer's FALL Contest WINNERS

The Challenge:

Create any fall project using handmade paper, fall leaves or anything that expresses 'fall' to you.


What the Judges said:

'Every piece is worthy of winning. It was particularly difficult to award 1st, 2nd, 3rd. We were pleased to see the variety and quality of pieces entered.'


 1st Place  


My paper was inspired from a curiosity of using natural fibers that surround us. This paper is made of a combination of cotton, abaca, and garlic wood. The protruding pieces of the paper that appear burnt, are chestnut husks added to the pulp after being poured into the deckle. 


2nd Place  


Antaño means yesteryear, evoking nostalgia and referring to a "time gone by". The fall always awakens memories of the past. I had never experienced the change of seasons until I moved to the United States when I was ten years old. My mother and I used to go on walks and collect leaves that we would later press between old books. I still remember their stain-like marks, cracks, and colors. Each leaf had a history and a previous life. As I layer, collage and dip my work into a vat of color, I respond to memories of a life lived in between cultures.

3rd Place  


This handmade paper is pulp painting using fragments of calligraphy with corrections and well done falling characters. The larger characters represent the swirling of leaves falling after they have lost their color.










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Please note: by submitting your project, you grant Arnold Grummer's LLC permission to show your project online and in marketing materials.