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Arlene Shechet, a ceramicist and sculptor, also creates handmade papers from abacá, a plant native to the Philippines and prized for its delicate fibers. These works simultaneously make reference to the floor plans of Buddhist shrines, Japanese aizuri-e prints, and blue-and-white porcelain. The Flow Blue series, from which this work derives, is named after a particular type of British transfer pottery popular during the early nineteenth century. Modeled after Asian blue-and-white porcelain, these wares are known for their deliberately blurred forms mimicking the marbled appearance of lapis lazuli.
Handmade abaca paper
Emily Winthrop Miles Fund
© Arlene Shechet
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Arlene Shechet (American, born 1951). Survey, 2000. Handmade abaca paper, 25 x 35 in. (63.5 x 88.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Emily Winthrop Miles Fund
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