Dutch artist Peter Gentenaar makes objects in flax and hemp pulp, poured out on flat skeletons of bamboo slats. During the drying of the pulp, the paper-pulp shrinks about 30% and deforms the slat-skeletons. The artist intervenes and guides the constructions into their final three-dimensional form. The result is a highly ornamental paper artwork in an unlimited multitude of shapes and sizes.
From flax to linen. Linen is a very durable, strong fabric, and one of the few that are stronger wet than dry. The fibers do not stretch and are resistant to damage from abrasion. In the past, linen was also used for books as the paper made of linen can be very strong and crisp, which is why the United States and many other countries print their currency on it. Linen is a preferred support for oil painting for its strength, durability and archival integrity.