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Inspired by David Hockney's "Paper Pools." His swimming-pool art is considered a sub-branch of Pop art.
Handmade paper has always fascinated me: the process and the finished product. I taught papermaking workshops to elementary and high school students.
A book in my personal library is David Hockneyâ€™s "Paper Pools" (Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 1980). David Hockneyâ€™s Swimming-pool art is considered a sub-branch of Pop art. Hockney created 29 Paper Pools by â€œpaintingâ€ with colored paper pulp. These are large works of art. Panels averaged 6 feet x 7 feet. Some works are as big as fifteen feet long. He made his own moulds in which to pour the paper. Moulds were constructed from Polaroid photographs he took of the different scenes. He poured the different colored pulps into the moulds, then pressed the paper. If you have ever made handmade paper before then you know what a feat his "Paper Pools" is.
Hockney on water: : â€œ. . . the point about water is you can look at it in so many different ways; itâ€™s always different; you can choose what to look at, you can say, your eyes will stop here or there.â€