ROBERTA LAVADOUR – PLACE

Completed: 2021
Editions: 1
Dimensions closed: 5” x 5” x 1” 
Materials: handmade paper crafted by the artist from daffodil leaves, cattail, tule, sedge, tall oat grass and other fibers, silk and cotton thread
 Artist resides in Pendleton, Oregon

ABOUT: Place is a one-of-a-kind work that explores the act of transformation. Plant fibers become paper, which becomes collage components, which become reimagined plants and landscapes. Stitching fixes the paper into its current state, affording a sense of comfort and stability—for the time being. Nearly all the fibers were collected near the foothills of the Blue Mountain of eastern Oregon, where the artist resides.