Barbara is an artist and papermaker. She is currently collaborating with her husband, Paul Sullivan. The works on this website lead directly in the collaborations both aesthetically and literally. Landes Sullivan makes free use of pieces of the works documented here. Finished pieces are never put in storage. We try to show them, they are occasionally sold, but, most often, they are taken apart and the various pieces are used again to create new works.

Mooring, handmade abaca and cotton papers, plywood, bobby pins, paint, 8’ x 9’ x 3.5’, 2019

Our work grows out of our handmade papers and studio experiments. Other elements come in to complement and literally to support the paper such as insulation foam board, plywood and heavy wire. We talk and think about the works in terms of materials, composition, color, installation.

handmade cast abaca and cotton papers, painted plywood, @ 6’x 5’ x 3’, 2017

Giving in any guise, handmade cast abaca papers, fiberglass, armature wire, 4’x 5’ x 3’, 2019

The works evolve, change and grow into a finished piece from there.  We want to surprise ourselves, as well as our viewers.

To see more of our current work, please go to

Abaca salad - studio sketch, handmade cast abaca and cotton papers, plywood, wire, pink insulation foam board, rope, 10’ x 13’ x 5’, 2017


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