I'm especially drawn to Dorisse's sea colors collection... the ring and pendant are stacked layers of paper and book pages. I would love to watch over her shoulder as she makes these!
A necklace is composed of discs that have been cut from paper sheets and books.
Dorisse says a friend once gave her the nickname “Ornamentist”. In an Etsy featured seller interview she said, "Yes, I love ornaments, structures, textures and patterns — the repetition of identical elements. I like amorphous soft shapes, asymmetry, proportion and color combinations."
With autumn fast approaching here in the northern hemisphere, it's time to put aside my love of summery sea colors and seek out warmer tones... this string of corrugated beads is just the ticket.
Dorisse also enjoys making folded book sculptures that are so popular now, but she mentioned to me that others can sometimes be critical of altered books.
We agree that in this age of e-books, book sculptures actually celebrate the printed word. Not only is the content of a book important, but so is the object itself.
And one last Dorisse example of paper as altered art... you'll never go broke with Ben Franklin hugging your wrist!
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