Paste Paper Creations:
By the Ocean

By Marie Kelzer
San Francisco: Paper Arts, 2009. Edition of 4.

12.25 x 10.5 x .5"; 16 pages. Hand-lettered text using archival pigment ink. Original paste papers, handpainted by the artist using acrylic paints and methyl cellulose paste, mounted onto the cover and pages. Text paper is Neeneh Classic Crest; cover paper is French Speckletone Paper covered with paste papers. Softcover binding with stubbed pages handsewn into linen tapes. Housed in black/tan clamshell box with paper lining and labels.

A compilation of 13 selected handpainted paste paper designs by Marie Kelzer representing the colors of the ocean. This book was originally commissioned by a private customer.

Marie Kelzer, About This Book: "My inspiration comes from the patterns and colors of the nearby ocean. …At this time, the ebbs and flows are more than ever a part of daily life. As the paste papers suggest, everything is not always as it appears on the surface. The foundation has been set and what is yet to come is as changeable as the daily shifting sands but in ways as predictable as the tides...."