20,000 sheets of paper and four tonnes of stone create a Bridge in the Lake District

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By Perspective in New Art on Friday 15 May 2015

20,000 sheets of poppy red paper and 4 tonnes of stone drawn from the river bed are all that environmental artist Steve Messam is using to create PaperBridge, a stunning intervention into one of Britain’s most dramatic landscapes. This remarkable, weight-bearing paper bridge, resplendent in red, has straddled a flowing waterway in the beautiful Lake District as part of Lakes Ignite since early May.

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Turn your junk mail into beautiful paper artwork using a very simple invention

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art, New Design, New Eco on Friday 12 September 2014

Hate junk mail as much as the rest of us? Then you probably need this junk mail press by Vert Aussie designer Andrew Simpson and global designer collective Supercyclers. The junk mail press is made from aluminium and has interchangeable parts that allow you to create differently shaped objects, such as bowls, plates, cups, and coasters.

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Amazing paper curling artworks by Gunjan Aylawadi

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 25 April 2014

Sydney-based artist Gunjan Aylawadi does some pretty impressive work with the old humble sheet of paper. Aylawadi says she developed this method of using paper ‘after spending a log time exploring paper sculptures’. She also explains on her website what she loves most about creating these pieces: ‘What I enjoy most about making my work […]

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Painstakingly beautiful papercut art by Elena Mir

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By Chad Bennett in New Art on Tuesday 8 October 2013

Valencia-based artist Elena Mir created these stunning papercut installations between 2009 and 2013. She has methodically created 3D geometric shapes using only paper, building the work layer by layer. This cool time-lapse clip shows how Elena’s work is brought to fruition. Her work will feature at Only Paper, an exhibition that showcases the possibilities of […]

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Charming paper cut-outs by Casey Ruble

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By Christopher Gideon in New Art on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Simple yet charming, these paper cut-outs by Casey Ruble seem to pare down images of ordinary, everyday life to their bare essentials. Managing to use only a handful of colours, she recreates scenes that are quite pleasing to the eye. Her work almost reminds me (and I mean this in the most respectful way) of […]

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Pop-up words from books

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Wednesday 3 April 2013

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.

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American history 1935 – 1985 all played out at once with shadow puppets

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Thursday 28 March 2013

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 […]

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Irving Harper: Works in Paper

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Tuesday 26 March 2013

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 […]

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Delicate Pin Prick art by miso

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By Matt Blackwood in New Art on Monday 25 March 2013

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. […]

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Colorful caved-in paper vortexes by Jen Stark

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 5 March 2013

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.

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Ethereal paper installation art by Peter Gentenaar

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 4 March 2013

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 […]

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Incredible paper sculptures by Patty and Allen Eckman

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By Kamalendra in New Products on Sunday 3 March 2013

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.

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Stuffed birds and cool lettering at Dutch Design Week

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Monday 25 February 2013

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 […]

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Just 30,000 black moths hanging out in the gallery, that’s all

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 21 December 2012

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.

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Stereo.Type: installations by Ebon Heath

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By Roxiny in New Art on Tuesday 18 December 2012

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.

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