Roberta Lavadour – Place

FOBA 2021 Juried Exhibition

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

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. 

Roberta Lavadour (Pendleton, Oregon)

Roberta Lavadour lives and works in Pendleton, Oregon. Her work is fueled by a rampant curiosity, exploring diverse themes inspired by everything from yard sale finds to arcane technology to her own tangled family history. She’s been exhibiting artist’s book, design bindings, and 2D works for more than 20 years and has been recognized as an Oregon Arts Fellow by the Oregon Arts Commission. Her work resides in museums and special library collections across the country and in several international venues. She publishes her work under the Mission Creek Press imprint.