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Gate 1: a box of scraps

3 monthes ago   |   By Open Space

Antique washi , ca. 1900,
Some years ago while wandering through an artist book fair, I encountered a woman with great presence, exhibiting a few rare old textile design books from Japan. Amid all the contemporary artist projects, these nineteenth century books were the most compelling works of art I saw that day.
I'm always on the lookout for old paper to use for drawing. On a hunch, I asked the art dealer, Misako Mitsui, whether she had any salvaged or antique Japanese paper available. She thought she might have a box of small scraps somewhere and promised to look for them. I took her...
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