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HPB 2006 Information
Paper is a wonderful material according to Bunny Soeters. High-quality paper increases the value of a drawing and is nice to work with. Indian ink will for example bleed beautifully on good paper. Besides drawings Soeters makes papier-mâché statues. The daily newspaper is excellently suitable for making pulp. Newspaper snippets, soaked in water, boiled and then crushed with a hand mixer, finally mixed with wallpaper paste, become a sort of clay that can easily be shaped. The papier-mâché model is covered with a skin of for instance wrappers or tangerines. When the statue is painted, the images on the wrapper are allowed to shine through, showing that it is paper.
No title (2003). Material: papier-mâché.