Whenever possible, I make the paper for my artwork. For more details on my paper and art making process, see:
- Hanji making The Plain Dealer feature by Gus Chan
- Hanji and duck making ideastream video produced by Dennis Knowles
Videos of Korean papermaking masters follow, as well as footage from my apprenticeship on a Fulbright grant:
A brief overview of post-harvest steps to make bamboo screens—bal—necessary for making hanji. Only one master remains in Korea, and he provides screens for papermills all over the country. Yu Bae Geun was also a papermaker and is currently Jeolla-do’s intangible property holder in screen making.
The process of cording and twining hanji, Korean handmade paper, by master weaver Na Seo-hwan. This ancient paper craft is known formally as noyeokgae and colloquially as jiseung.