Visiting Artist and Venezuelan Yanomami project leader Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe to create limited edition works at CBPA

The Center for Book and Paper announces the third collaboration with Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe, artist and Venezuelan Yanomami project leader.


Hakihiiwe will join Assistant Professor Mel Potter’s Tuesday, April 10 afternoon In and On the Page class to produce a limited edition of his work in the hand papermaking medium.  Building on his previous artworks representing Yanomami creation stories and cultural symbols this year he plans to draw with string embedded in the wet papermaking process.


Hakihiiwe is joined by artist Laura Anderson Barbata, who founded the Yanomami book and paper project in 1992 Hakihiiwe now leads.  She will create her own edition on the life of Mexican-born circus performer, Julia Pastrana on Monday, April 9 in the papermaking studio.  Barbata’s work with Pastrana includes a long-term interdisciplinary project to repatriate Pastrana back to her home country of Mexico from Norway where she died in 1860.


Please feel free to visit the studios during these times to meet the artists. For further information, contact Mel Potter at