Liz Valenti

at Sticky Paper Studio

I make clothes in 3D paper collage an extensive range of papers of different types and qualities from discarded waste to specialist types. I manipulate paper by breaking down the surface to resemble the character of cloth using various techniques and tools. Presentation within the frame reflects my interest in creative window dressing. All my work is mounted in box frames.

Research is important to me and I use an extensive archive of photographs taken in museums, exhibitions and stores as reference. I am interested in the decorative arts: architecture, ceramics, glass, textiles etc and am intrigued by the idea of representing hard surfaces as fabric made of paper.