Paper Arboretum by Crute Studio
Jerolyn Crute Sackman
Tell us about your business.The birth of Paper Arboretum would have never been launched if my back had not gone out one fated day while reaching for the mail on the floor. My injury gave me a cocoon of time to develop the process further and learn how much I enjoyed making my paper floral sculptures. My paper floral sculptures began with creating symbols created for a mixed media painting, which translated into placing the symbols on "petals" that formed a wreath, which in turn inspired the possibilities of rotating patterns using natural patterns found on plants. On walks in my neighborhood or other places I find leaves and petals. I take them home, scan them and turn them into artistic images that get printed on paper. The images are then cut and curved into 3D shapes which are then glued to form wreaths or floral arrangements. Sometimes I use stock photos. I also use handmade papers as well. I would love for Paper Arboretum to grow to have a steady following of collectors and commissions.
What's the best business advice you've received?The best advice I've gotten is to be persistent and patient as a business needs to develop over time.
Mark Your Calendar
NOMINATIONS ENDAug. 31, 2015
Final day for entering the Audience Choice Award competition.
VOTING ENDSOct. 19, 2015
Final day to cast your vote for your favorite makers.
WINNERS ANNOUNCEDOct. 23, 2015
2015 Editors' Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.See past Award Winners
AMERICAN MADE SUMMITNov. 7, 2015
Don’t miss our networking event and maker lecture series in New York City. Tickets are available now.Discover the American Made Summit