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Artist Talk: In the Kitchen with Jamila Cooking Up Some Prints
October 17, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm UTC+0
Describing her creative identity, Jamila Rufaro states, “I am an artist. A book artist. I create handmade books and make things out of old books. Technically I am a mixed-media assemblage artist.” Beginning with making paper angels out of notebook paper as a child (and selling them to her family), a period overseas in Europe making stained glass, and doing Kenté cloth appliqués in the 1990s, her path through various materials has led to an obsession with book arts. Over time, her work has evolved to a less controlled approach that involves submersion and the occasional burnt paper. In her talk, Jamila will take you into her kitchen and walk you through the steps to use to make eco-prints. She’ll cover: choice of leaves, preparing the paper, making the sandwiches and the steam bath.