I spent some time at the renowned Dieu Donné Papermill in New York making work to include in my Helderberg series. Founded in 1976, Dieu Donné Papermill is a non-profit, artist-centered workshop dedicated to the creation, promotion, and preservation of contemporary art in the hand papermaking process. The staff have collaborated with artists such as Chuck Close, Louise Bourgeois, William Kentridge, Kikki Smith and Richard Tuttle in reinventing age-old paper processes for use in contemporary art. With the help of studio manager Rachael Glatfelter, I created a series of paper works using a number of different techniques. The work is created in the wet process, undergoing an unpredictable between states of wet and dry that may affect the translucency and material quality of the pieces, presenting challenges very different from working with pre-produced paper.

You can visit Dieu Donné online or at their state-of-the-art facilities in mid-town New York for a tour of their extraordinary archive.