After finding success with our papermaking venture in the ocean, we knew that it would be a cinch to make a large sheet in a pool. So we asked Jay and Carolyn Scott of Key West if we could borrow their backyard pool for the afternoon.
The large piece was made by floating a mould, made from a bedsheet stretched over a 2 x 2 wooden frame, in the pool. Paper pulp, from Donna Perdue's military uniforms, was then added to the mould to form a 4 x 6 foot sheet of paper. Natural foliage and ephemora were added, and the piece was lifted out of the water to rest on an absorbant blanket, poolside. A Conch Republic flag was added, palm fronds were applied, and viola! the fishished piece reminiscent of our sojourn in Key West. We called it "Paradise".
Our thanks to Jay and Carolyn for their adventurous spirit, their warm welcome, and for turning our paper experiment into a party.