A piece commissioned by Berryman Solicitors for their boardroom,
produced using waste paper provided by employees.
Layered joke book pages
The award-winning sculptures Hannah creates attract those who share her love of art, books, design, and of course, concern for the environment. Paperwork objects have been exhibited in the U.K., France, Germany, Japan, China, and Korea, featured in books, magazines, on television and radio, and can be found in permanent collections in Leeds, England and Chicago.
Chess set made from Yellow Pages and unwanted books
Below, a couple's wedding cards were beautifully transformed into a first anniversary present.
Each piece takes four to six weeks to complete, no matter its size. This decorative cup and bowl were produced from expired account ledgers.
Curious about how and why finding a wet book led to the discovery of her Paperwork process, I asked Hannah:
Was it the stuck together pages that caused you to think of a specific way you could do the same to all discarded paper or was it the waste of a good book that made you determined to find a way to bring new life to unwanted books in general?
A ring made from the wet, ruined book that started it all.
IKEA catalog pages
Turning it on the lathe and sanding the surface. I love the uncovering of the texture and pattern as each one is different and I can't control what will happen. It's a bit like discovering the grain when you cut into a piece of wood; until you look inside you don't know what is there.
Wind and Wings, a commissioned eco-artwork that hangs in AEON Lake Town in Tokyo, Japan's largest and eco-friendly shopping center. It was created from recycled cardboard and 12,000 A4 sheets of waste office paper.
Do you have a least favorite part of the process?
Gluing the pages together, layer by layer. It can be therapeutic, but you do have to be in the right frame of mind. Put some good music on and switch your brain off!
Chunky Book Ends utilized expired university course brochures.
Hannah can be contacted via her website and is on Facebook and Twitter.