About this piece:
The title, Nebulae, means a cloud of gas and dust in outer space, visible in the night sky either as an indistinct bright patch or as a dark silhouette against other luminous matter. The stitched story is one that our daughter told when she was three – that she watched us (her family) as she ate cotton candy clouds in the sky. Story by Lucah Katauskas; Concept, paper, and stitching by Helen Hiebert; Box by Helmut Fricker. This is the red copy #1 . Housed in a custom drop spine box.
Each copy has a different color scheme. 50 cloud images were created ranging from reds to oranges, yellows, greens, blues, indigos and violets. Each book contains 10 of these pages, so the first copy is the red copy, and so on.
Click here for a page by page video of Nebulae
artist made paper, thread
About the artist:
Helen Hiebert is a Colorado artist who constructs installations, sculptures, films, artists’ books and works in paper using handmade paper as her primary medium. She teaches, lectures and exhibits her work internationally and is the author several how-to books. Helen has an extensive network of paper colleagues around the world and her interest in how things are made (from paper) keeps her up-to-date on current paper trends, which she writes about in her weekly blog called The Sunday Paper.