Mr Papers – Betty Rat
Made by Sue Cathcart
Paper-mache Mr. Papers Betty. Handmade by Sue Cathcart in Co. Antrim.
Please look after this rat! He needs plenty of cheese and a story read to him every day. Thank you. This fun and quirky Mr. Papers sculpture is made using newsprint, paint and found elements.
Measurements – Length: 22cm Height: 11cm.
About the maker:
Sue has been working in mixed media for 20 years. She works primarily with paper, particularly papier mâché, and makes collages and 3D pieces. Sue completed a Combined Arts Degree from St Martin’s College and has taught Creative Studies for many years before retraining as a literacy teacher which has further informed her work.
Sue now works as a Life Long Learning Officer for National Museums Northern Ireland and brings the museum collections to life for older groups using art and craft and other creative means.
‘I like the excitement of creating an object out of diverse and worthless materials to produce something thought provoking and interesting’.
Mr Papers is a character that has become more and more central to Sue’s work. In collaboration with 2 other anonymous members of the Mr Papers Corporation she produces cards and pictures that reflect the dissatisfaction Mr Papers has with present day society and the intrusion by the government into private life. Mr Paper’s is one of Sue’s most successful creations.