Compressed-sheet abaca and lightly-cooked and hand beaten raw abaca fiber were dyed and combined to make the pulp. 12” x 12” sheets were formed Japanese-style on a silkscreen mold with multiple drippings in a range of colored pulps (about four layers of color per sheet). These square papers were couched with a 3/8” overlap directly onto a 5’ x 9’ vertical silk screen surface to achieve the large finished sheet. Watermarks in the small sheets come from tapping the mold surface using paper stencils for the first color drip. The work was dried on a large screen.
The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on a Nikon Coolscan 4000 film scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension. A 300 ppi JPEG file limited to 1024 pixels on the long dimension was then added to the CONTENTdm database.