Profound Possibilities of Papier-Mâché
Viewing the Stephen Hansen papier-mâché sculptures in the Upjohn Mason Grandchildren’s Gallery will inspire you to learn more about this medium. Artist and educator Gayle Reyes will outline the history of papier-mâché, different technical methods, and how it has evolved in both craft and modern art practices.
Reyes enjoys combining her knowledge in both sculpture and painting to create papier-mâché figures. She began her exploration in papier-mâché approximately twenty years ago as a way to make art at home while caring for her infant daughter. Her background in metals and ceramics contributed to creating work that took on the illusion of another material with little cost invested, using up-cycled materials from home.