Desert Forest 2022, Cast abaca paper pulp, pigments, paper cord, 15" x 15" x 9". Desert Sea 2022, Cast abaca paper pulp, pigments, paper cord, 24" x 24" x 13". Lian Brehm’s sculpture pushes the boundaries and physical limits of paper, while capturing the opposing qualities of translucency, opaqueness, light, and shadow. Working in abaca or kozo, wet pulp is cast or applied directly onto organic forms. Her work explores the relationships between thin cast forms and appendages or inclusions such as raffia, paper cords, string, and metal. Lian’s work was included in the 2021 Feasts on Paper exhibition in Shanghai China. She is the recipient of a 2017 Blanche E. Colman Award. She is an MFA graduate of RISD and a BFA graduate from College of Ceramics at Alfred.
Shared Obessions | NAHP Members' 2023 Annual Showcase exhibit on view at the RISD Color Lab, 30 North Main St., Providence, RI in conjunction with the opening reception ceremony held on the 2nd floor of the RISD Fleet Library, 15 Westminster St. Providence, RI. Additional work displayed at the RISD Fleet Library.
North American Hand Papermakers, NAHP, annual showcase, Shared Obsessions, Color Lab, Rhode Island School of Design, handmade paper