We love paper, we love books, we love folding stuff and Vermont-based Etsy seller Luciana Frigerio, who folds pages in paper books so they open to reveal words or symbols, makes simply splendid stuff. We have a soft spot for the book universe: that’s the one with the infinity loop carved on it.
Imagine American history from 1935 to 1985 all played out at once with shadow puppets. We’re pretty much talking cultural icon heaven here.”Leaves of Grass” is an amazing collection of snippets from the past. The enormous series made Canadian artist Geoffrey Farmer consists entirely of clippings and photographs from the American Life magazine. Each image is mounted on [...]
Irving Harper is an industrial designer who is best known for his logo design for Herman Miller as well as his Marshmallow Sofa and sunburst clocks. Harper was the director of design at George Nelson Associates during the 1960s, and now Skira Rizzoli has just released a book detailing a relatively unknown aspect of Harper’s [...]
Miso is a Melbourne based artist whose beautifully crafted pieces have an intricate balance of vulnerability with the tactile nature of a Flake chocolate bar. For her series New York Moon, she looks into the futurepast, and maps the New York city grid over the valleys and craters of that great big ball in the sky. [...]
Kaleidoscopic in hue and whoah-inciting in appearance, Jen Stark’s hand-cut paper installation works are hollowed-out with so much colour, they look like portals that lead into hyper-real dimensions.
Peter Gentenaar, who was originally a printmaker, only started dabbling with papermaking when the commercial paper he used wasn’t good enough for his engraved works. It’s taken his work in a whole new direction as he is now known for his massive paper sculptures. These take on a life-like quality during the pulp drying and [...]
Husband and wife duo, Patty and Allen Eckman, have been creating large-scale masterpieces using just handmade, acid-free paper since 1988. Incredible to see.
This clever design series presented during Dutch Design Week 2008 combines beautiful fonts and taxidermy birds. Surprisingly, these images brighten your mood with all the vibrant color. Somehow a stuffed dead body isn’t so creepy after all. The concept is playing off the fact that the words spell out noises that the birds made while [...]
There’s something really dark about what Mexican artist Carlos Amorales does with Black Cloud, an installation with 30,000 handcrafted black paper moths that just sit around on walls, and you know, overwhelm gallery visitors by their sheer combined presence. We can’t think of a better way to beat mottephobia except by watching Mothra and hanging out with their paper dummies.
Graphic designer and art director, Ebon Heath, has exhibited internationally with his stereo.type mobiles, installations, jewelry, and performance art making type come alive. Showing us what it looks like when words are liberated from a two dimensional page to express their unique content, Ebon’s art strikes a nerve with me as a songwriter. I am fascinated with the power of words as an instrument that can take thoughts and emotions and make them into something that can resonate with others.
Kumi Yamashita creates spectacular figures in her Lights and Shadows series sculpted from just from the magic of light. Her pieces are pure visual poetry and her raw material is as intangible as the shadows.
Paper artist and photographer Bronia Sawyer’s latest work is titled Live Breath Art. A collection in progress, it features body parts – lungs, pelvis, and spine, so far – that she has sculpted from rolled pages of old books, inked, lit with colored torches, photographed, and manipulated to create an homage to positive health.
Origami is the ancient Japanese art of folding thin paper into animals, flowers or whatever object your skills allow. Obviously the artist Marc Fichou shares the love to Origami and celebrated it with his own series of animals. The fascination lies in the reversible process of folding and unfolding, but still retaining the physical marks, he says.
I am in awe of Su Blackwell’s delicate and imaginative book sculptures. Each one brings to life a unique fantasy world that reaches out to the child in you; taking bedtime stories to a whole new level of fun.
Benja Harney is a self-taught paper engineer based in Sydney, and he creates beautiful and complex works of art from a very delicate medium. Harney has been engineering high-quality pop-up books and paper constructions for the past six years, and his work is now on display in the Queen Victoria Building. Large, vibrant sculptures of lush foliage, blossoms, butterflies, dragon flies, and bees are suspended from the central dome of the building. This is Harney’s largest and most ambitious installation, and it is on display until the end of September.