Monday, June 22, 2009

Community Art with Fort Hunt Youth Softball

The handmade paper "softball" was created by Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association softball players in the 9 and under division at their annual picnic.
The process began with layering single sheets of handmade paper on top of a circular table covered in canvas. The sheets were formed from recycled paper pulp using a circular mold made from an embroidery hoop with a screen stretched across the top.

Players and friends added names, team names and messages written on tissue paper and pressed into the growing sheet of wet paper pulp.

Teresa works with players from the Leprechauns team, sponsored by Art at the Center.

Adding final pieces of paper around the edges to complete the circle.

The dry paper softball.

With the light coming through the window, the individual circle pieces making up the larger circles are visible.

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