Adding More Context: Polymer Art Archive

Approximately 15 years ago, Elise Winters and Rachel Carren started what they fondly called, The Polymer Project. Its aim was to place polymer art in museums and preserve the history of the medium. They succeeded, with permanent collections at the Racine Art Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, MFA Boston, Museum of Art and Design, Newark Museum, and the Mingei Museum. History has been chronicled at the Polymer Art Archive (PAA) website. Part of the site is dedicated to mokume gane in polymer and feature artists such as Nan Roche, Tory Hughes, Celie Fago, and Lindly Haunani. Below are links to articles on the PAA website. I encourage everyone to take some time and explore the site, as it really is a treasure.

Sampling of Mokume Gane Related Content from PAA

The Origins of Polymer Mokume Gane

Mokume Gane’s Next Ripple

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