One step at a time
Guided by artist May Babcock, the seniors at Saint Antoine Residence in North Smithfield used paper pulp made from local plants and cloth rags to create pulp paintings. Applying various colored pulps and applying them to a screen, the images were then transferred to a drying rack. Once dried, they were bound into handmade books, along with recorded memories of the senior artists’ favorite outdoor places. Together, the images and memories will be exhibited in public spaces throughout Rhode Island. Senior artists from 22 of CareLink’s 32 members participated. Pictured, from top, Saint Antoine residents and participants Wilma Smith, left, and Tina Browning, center, get some project instructions from artist’s assistant Irene Wei, right; Saint Antoine resident Lucille Couture’s pulp painting is flipped upside down and transferred to a sheet to dry; below, Couture works on her piece.