Handmade paper artwork on display at Taubman Center

June 18, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

A piece of art by Laurie LeBreton.

Each of Laurie LeBreton’s paper tapestries are a kind of meditation or prayer. Some works she created to reach out to a greater power, while others honor a particular person or joyful time.

Her sculptural paper tapestries can be installed in a number of different ways, reflecting the impermanence of this world.

LeBreton lives and works in Chicago and has been working with handmade paper for ten years. She enjoys its surprising properties: it is light and appears fragile, yet it is also pliable, absorbs color beautifully and is very strong. LeBreton particularly loves papermaking because of the calm that comes from the repeating forms in the process, and she appreciates working with water for its beauty, sensuality and healing qualities.

Check out her artwork for yourself, now on display at Michigan Medicine:

Where: Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1.

When: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily through Sept. 6