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Xinghua Liu Of Savannah College Of Art And Design


I chose traditional plant paper as the main materials and dyed them with natural herbs. Paper is essential to our daily life, besides its functional usage, it is also the carrier of human cultures and social development. Paper, made with fine and countless fibers intertwined together resembles our intricate relationship with nature. I created various handmade papers, playing with various thicknesses, roughness, colors and shapes to convey abstract ideas I got from observing nature.

This piece use the seeds from Bidens pilosa which will intentionally stick onto animals for spreading. This also shows the spontaneously intimacy between human and nature. A ring is hiden in the brooch which can be take out for wearing.