Created for the 2015 Ideation Experience exhibition.
paper, board, pva
Artist Statement about work:
Blütenfülle means a wealth of flowers and is based on the words of the 19th century educationalist, Friedrich Froebel, “children are like tiny flowers; they are varied and need care, but each is beautiful alone and glorious when seen in the community of peers.” The 16 hand cut illustrations represent two visions. The first is of an individual child, blossoming as they discover and gain an understanding of the world around them. The second shows many children, like flowers in a garden, each unique and special, enriching the world around them, making it a more beautiful place to be. Papercutting is one of Froebel’s forms of beauty, however, blütenfülle is not froebelian. Froebel maintained that a sheet of paper was a permanent object and all pieces cut from the paper must be used as part of the finished work. This practice supported Froebel’s strict notion of transformation; how an object can withstand a superficial change and still maintain unity with its former state.
Created using the following Ideation Deck card draws: color – highly colorful; structure – accordion; image – self generated; technique – your choice (letterpress); layout – centered on the page; text – found text; paper- multiple colors. Adjectives: traditional or historical , decorative , elegant or harmonius , simple , wildcard (windows)
Daria Wilber is a papermaker/artist living in rural Colorado. She was born in Washington, DC & attended the Maryland School of Art & Design. Daria’s first exposure to studio papermaking was at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts with Jo Stealey. Daria’s work with artist Helen Hiebert has led her to explore artist’s books. Daria has been awarded a residency for the Pikes Peak Library District’s Maker in Residence program, fall 2015. Daria teaches at Bemis School at the Fine Art Center & has exhibited her work in Pikes Peak region galleries. Her work has been acquired by private collectors.