These handcast paper wall pieces are made
from 85% handcast Abaca paper. Forms are placed in the piece
when casting and removed when the piece is dry to create openings
or nichós for objects to be placed in during construction.
Each piece is gessoed and then covered with joint compound
or cement to create a textured surface, some are then copper
leafed. The figures and prayer bundles inside the openings
are made of wood, copper, sticks, wire, beads and bones. These
assemblages create a feeling of ancient altar pieces. These
pieces do not need to be framed.