Paper maker and artist Gill Wilson exclusively uses plant fibre in her work, transforming natural straw into pulp, a versatile medium which she draws, pours or lifts onto screens before drying. Gill uses this to create thin layers which are space mounted to allow the play of light. Every piece maintains a calm sense of purity and simplicity, reflecting the natural and sustainable origin of the material.
Each design is offered custom made in standard sizes, with works presented in museum quality perspex boxes comprising four spaced layers (50, 60, 80 and 100 cms square) and those presented in painted wood frames comprising two layers (50, 60, 70, 80 ,90 and 100 cms square). These artworks can also be mounted directly on to the wall unframed (see Interlock I below).
Guilded previously collaborated with Gill to celebrate of London Craft Week and the craft of paper making with an exhibition at Smythson, entitled Woven Narratives. The designs below were inspired by the journals and diaries supplied by Smythson’s to generations of customers, filled with the narratives of lives lived and connections made.