“My paper art is created with scalpels, acid-free glues, and antique and vintage printed matter,” says Paul Plumadore. “I have no artistic philosophy other than to follow where my eye leads me and to create images that may shock or disorient the complacent mind.”
Paul Plumadore’s long and varied creative life includes performing with The Paul Taylor Dance Company and teaching at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (where he received a BFA in Dance) and Sweet Briar College in Virginia, where he was head of the Dance Department. Other than his extensive experience in modern dance and two years of study at NYU’s Film School, he has had no formal training in art. But he calls on his dance background when creating paper art.
“Personally, I think of it as a choreographic process,” he says of the creative process behind his collage illustration work, which has been featured in The New York Times, RCA Records, Dell and Avon Books, and Psychology Today.
Plumadore is the author and illustrator of several books including the fairy tale Unthinkable, the off-beat alphabet Anomalies, and Archive 1957-1974, a memoir of his dancing years, as well as collaborating on books with fellow artists Brandi Merolla and Eva Drizhal. Paul is currently a curator of The Great Wall of Honesdale – a public art project of epic proportions – with partner Jim Tindell. They live and garden in Milanville, PA.
The activities of the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance are made possible in part by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.