UICB MFA student Miles awarded Fulbright Award

Lisa Miles (MFA ’17) has received a Fulbright Arts Research grant to study papermaking in Indonesia. With this grant, Miles will study daluang beaten bark papermaking, natural plant dyes, and printmaking. Based at the Bandung Institute of Technology in Bandung, Java, she will travel to urban and remote regions throughout Indonesia to learn from modern daluang bark papermakers, printmakers, dye-makers, and fiber artisans. Bark papers are made by beating the cooked or fermented inner bark of Mulberry trees with a stone or wooden beater. Her focus will be to create a series of one-of-a-kind bark paper books in response to her experiences abroad. To engage with the local community, she will teach free papermaking and bookbinding workshops to art students and the public. Congratulations Lisa!