Herbert Appelson was born in 1937 in New York; studied at Brooklyn College, received his M.F.A. at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and an Ed.D. from Columbia University. He is presently living in Cherry Hill, N.J., and is a Professor of Art at Rowan University.
My present works, which I call "hand-threaded embossments," are an attempt to combine papers and threads into a creative art medium. I wanted to create prints that activated the flat surface of the paper and possessed true sculptural qualities. This embossment process represented a dual experiment: on the one hand, it expressed the beauty of the matrix; and on the other, created a sculptural composition in form, line, and texture.