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Articles Tagged with sculptural books

How Big Mess Begets Great Art: Papermaking at Its Best

An interview with Jo Stealey, Professor of Art

When Jo Stealey leans over and plunges her arms elbow deep into a tub filled with cream-colored slurry—a combination of fiber pulp and water—it seems plausible that her husband has dubbed her “Queen of Big Messes.” At MU’s Fiber Studio, located in a repurposed industrial dormitory kitchen, she greets us in a knee-length rubber apron, informing us, “I usually wear rubber farm boots, too.” Holding a frame and screen (called a mold and deckle), she reaches into the tub and sieves a rectangle of wet cotton-like fiber, shaking gently to strain out the water. A sheet of paper is born.

Audio and Video Tagged with sculptural books

Book Sculptures

From an interview with Jo Stealey, Professor of Art

Stealey explains the purpose of interactive art, as exemplified by sculptural books.