Framed Paper and Cotton Casting Buddhas by Bruce Fossum
This is an original art piece by Bruce Fossum. Cotton and paper castings of Buddhas framed in Oak.
- CREATOR Bruce Fossum, Rio Nido, California.
DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.2016.
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Cotton, Paper, Oak, Glass.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor wear on the frame.
- DIMENSIONS Framed: H 34 in. W 27 in. D 2 in.
The works displayed are my sole design and execution.
The pure virgin cotton used in all my works is the traditional material for water cold and drawing paper in the Western world. The long ph neutral fibers have integrity and durability of the piece. Pure pigments (the same as used in oil and commercial paints) saturate the cotton pulp giving it richness and depth. Because paint is not applied to the surface of the piece, the palpable softness of the cotton is preserved.
I used traditional paper making techniques, screening and casting, as well as innovative techniques. In later works, I am layering and sculpting the wet pulp directly onto a wet screened paper.
For the paper castings, I create the original sculptures in both green clay and plaster.
I received my BFA from the University of Wisconsin with an emphasis in print making and drawings. My interest in the impact of textures lead me to three dimension works with emphasis on the interaction of colors and juxtaposition of shapes.
My designs originate from my imagination, inspiration and the accident of creation. The added dimension of light and shadow and the play of color and shape has held my attention ever since.