Mandy Brannan


Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Been a bit busy....

The last couple of months have been taken up with making and selling my handmade papers. 

I am so happy that lots of my papers are going to new owners and hopefully they will let me know how they used the papers in their arts practice.

Here are some of the ones sold already......

The next batch of papers will have processed daylily leaves embedded in the gampi and abaca fibres

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

 And now the pattern gets more complex.. 

 Using my mini hand made 'mould and deckle' experimenting with the pulps to get the diagrids right!

And now made a 22 x 14 cm sheet....

Monday, February 8, 2021

 Adding black to the pulp mix...

and using up the pulp....

Saturday, January 23, 2021

30 St Mary Axe - papers

These are some of the papers that I have previously made that respond to this building - now it's time to have another session of paper making. 

The pattern images which I have developed over the last 10 days defiantly enthused me to get processing/beat/pigment the fibres!!

30 St Mary Axe

 Here is the work that I have developed from my images of the building. It's still in it's mock up stage and it's ready to get its cover. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

30 St Mary Axe

This week I returned to work on my favourite building in London. Trying to re-utilise the photographic imagery that I developed over ten years ago while doing my MA course work.

The buildings outer skin is largely made with glass and metal diagrad structures that at different times during the day take on different types of translucency.