Intensivo del Libro y Papel
Supported by the Taller de Artes Gráficas (TAGA) and IDEA, ten of Venezuela’s top visual artists were hand selected for a four week intensive workshop to create a collaborative artists’ book. The book was made with sisal, daphne, and cotton handmade paper produced by the artists, and featured the artists’ creative interpretations of the Yanomami story Pore Awë (Pore Awë is “Plaintain Man” and tells the story of the Spanish introducing the staple crop to the Yanomami people).
Columbia College Chicago Book & Paper program students Haley Nagy and Maggie Puckett worked with me to teach hand papermaking and develop an innovative book structure embodying the spirit of the story. The final work was featured in an exhibition at G (18) Centro De Artes Los Galpones, Caracas, Venezuela and will be sold to fundraise for the Yanomami community.