Jacqueline Mallegni - Paper Rain Studio

Jacqueline Mallegni - Paper Rain Studio

About The Artist

Jacqueline Mallegni • Santa Fe, NM

I create contemporary fiber art in a variety of media, with a particular focus on Japanese aesthetics, handmade paper art and sculpture.


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Q&A with the Artist

Tell us how your work is made.

I begin by making traditional handmade paper with kozo fiber, or contemporary textured paper with flax roving. The paper is applied to an armature made with rattan, or cast over a mould. I add stains from indigo, charcoal or black walnut fiber for color to create three-dimensional fiber sculpture.

What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

The thread of my creative process always begins with papermaking. I love transforming paper, sticks, thread and imagination into three dimensional fiber sculpture. I love foraging for materials that can be added to my "wabi-sabi" inspired designs.

What is something unique about you or your practice?

Typically, paper is used as a substrate. My way of working with handmade paper is unique because I invite the viewer to experience the true nature of paper; how it translates light and shadow; it's strength, subtlety and versatility.