Kimono inspired free-standing sculpture using welded steel rod, over-beaten Abaca and Flax handmade paper, embedded indigo dyed and woven paper-covered cord, dyed handmade Kozo papers
Julie McLaughlin, is an Iowa based artist who has been making paper and exploring its sculptural possibilities since the early 90’s. Her passion for pushing the boundaries between paper and textiles has grown from sculptural work based on the corseted silhouette to wearable paper garments using large (6’x9’) sheets of paper made with Kozo fiber. Currently she is using the shape of the kimono as her matrix for both sculptural and wearable art. Her work is shown nationally and internationally. In Cleveland her work can be seen at Still Point Gallery and Verne Gallery.