Resident Artist: Carrie Albert No. 4


Rock, Paper, Scissors



recycled cardboard jewelry box
red and black rice papers
black rock (that fits snuggly into the box)
fine gold ribbon

scissors charm

Yes paste adhesive

acrylic gloss medium finish

my rock poem, printed with archival ink





I covered the box with black rice paper. This kind of paper is very pliable and forgiving. I tied the ribbon around the rock and covered it with red rice paper using Yes paste, a non-toxic and archival adhesive. I left the gold bow uncovered and tied the scissors to it. A top coat of gloss acrylic medium protects the box surface and provides sheen, like patent leather. Because the papered rock is inside the box, I left it natural.

The paper jammed in my printer quite seriously while printing the poem onto rice paper. It’s risky! I succeeded with a different very stiff rice paper and am quite pleased with the look. My mother brought this origami paper to me from Japan and I have not been able to find anything like it. It came in a package of six inch squares with many different colors. I used the last sheet of red for this poem.


Copyright © 2015 by Carrie Albert


––poem by itself first published in: Changing Harm to Harmony, Bullies & Bystanders Project.







One thought on “Resident Artist: Carrie Albert No. 4

  1. Ann
    March 11, 2015 at 4:20 am

    This is beautiful. The origami paper is wonderful, the entire project is very original as is the understated and pithy poem expressed in simple words. Thank you for sharing Carrie

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