Frank Balve‘s “Paper Sculptures” result from a process he de-veloped in which he sprays finely chopped pulp onto a support in as many as one hundred layers. Depending on the density of the application, the form of the original found or constructed sup- port is increasingly obscured. Difficult to classify, the consistency of the snow-white or pitch black – created by mixing soot into the mixture – surfaces exert a strong visual and tactile appeal on the viewer. From a distance, the material resembles a light foam or crusty snow. Upon closer inspection, however, it is rough and brittle, like lime or sediment. This oscillating appearance is a rare visual experience and therefore is highly irritating to the eye. The absorbent material also reacts with its base structure. When sprayed on wood, it yellows and fades, allowing the support material to show. Thus, the paper sculptures are similar to the artist‘s paintings: subject to intentionally induced transformation processes.