Mixed media paper-based works created during summer residency at RAIR Philly
Collaborative and individual works in handmade paper, collage, print and sculpture by Kaitlin Pomerantz and John Broderick Heron, created during their summer 2014 residency at RAIR Philly. Works are made from fibrous materials and hand-fashioned tools sourced from the waste stream. Highlighted pieces include scum "river prints"-- prints made using a pseudo-marbling technique, from the polluted surface of the Delaware River. The works are ruminations on human consumption and disposal cycles; and the nature of new geographies formed and deformed by human impact.
From the Wall Street Journal, 2016: Past artists hand made paper from trash and then dipped it in the scummy surface of the Delaware River, creating marble-like designs. “It was a perfect pairing of recycled paper and toxic printmaking,” said Lucia Thomé, the program’s director of special projects.