• Helen Hiebert - Cosmology
  • Helen Hiebert - Cosmology
  • Helen Hiebert - Cosmology
  • Helen Hiebert - Cosmology

Helen Hiebert – Cosmology – SOLD OUT

© 2012
edition of 50
6 x 12 x 6, open

The simple one-sheet book structure for Cosmology was inspired by Hiebert’s interest in Japanese architecture. The artist-made paper is 100% cotton, featuring a pigmented pulp lamination. Portland poet, Carl Adamshick, wrote the poem Cosomology specifically for the book. Letterpress printing by Diane Jacobs; laser cutting by Joe Freedman.


Silence is a window

open to the mountain air.

The window, a map,

moonlit, showing

an ocean floor

and the lost city

where your child grew tall.

Memory is the water

you hear falling

on the mountain

as you push

the silence closed.

Helen Hiebert is a Colorado artist who constructs installations, sculptures, films and artist books using handmade paper, thread and light. She teaches and lectures about papermaking and lamp-making internationally, and has served as an adjunct faculty member at Oregon College of Art & Craft and Pacific University. Helen exhibits her work internationally, she is author of the books Papermaking with Plants, The Papermaker’s Companion, Paper Illuminated, Playing With Paper, and Playing With Pop-Ups. 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.


Helen Hiebert – Cosmology – SOLD OUT