Ira Ono's Japanese Paste Paper
Ira makes his Japanese paste paper paintings with a self designed techniques developed through seventeen years of intensive research and experimentation. Ira uses rice flour and water-based pigment mixtures applied to special papers which are then "combed through" to produce a textured,multi-dimensional effect much like an ancient fesco. Pigments are added to the paste and images are embedded such as letters, maps and photographs into the sheets. The result is a colorful, richly-layered collage. Ira's paper can be custom made for any occasion such as wedding invitations, special occasion cards, and journals, etc.