Hollander and electric paint mixer-prepared cotton linter pulp were used. The linters were dyed before pulping. Methyl cellulose and magnesium carbonate (a buffer) were added to the pulp. A very thick base sheet was formed by pouring concentrated pulp onto a woven screen mold and sponging away excess water. After the base sheet had damp-dried, additional colored patterns were added by pouring the pulp guided by Plexi barriers, sponging these areas flat, and then hand manipulating them to create textures up to 3”-5” deep. After several layers of colors had been added, the work was dried on the 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.