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Edita Membreno works with CE AiR Mary Button Durell

Posted on June 18, 2015

After giving a demonstration on her process at CE2 last week, CE AiR Mary Button Durell and Creativity Explored artists started the collaborative portion of Durell's residency at CE2. Durell first shaped chicken wire into organic forms, then studio artists selected a shape to work with. Applying layer upon layer of tracing paper with wheat paste onto the wire form, artists started to build their own sculptures. 

Edita Membreno in particular is drawn to this process-oriented and meditative project. Since the tracing paper is very thin, it is easy to overwork the material causing it to dissolve. The repetitive motion of working with the paste and the tracing paper came easily to Edita. Durell remarks, "Edita has a real feel for the form." Once Edita has finished adding layers of tracing paper, Durell will then paint the sculpture white, onto which Edita will paint the surface and potentially add another sculpture element.

Durell's residency at CE2 began on May 18 and will continue through July 10, 2015. For more information on her residency, please click here

Edita Membreno applying tracing paper with wheat paste
CE2 artists' sculptures in progress

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