I like this mural created by London based designer Anna Garforth, called “Love Your Street.”
As part of an annual street party during the London festival of architecture, Garforth adorned a steel wall on Wicklow Street with paper pyramids. Each pyramid was folded from one page of the the Yellow Pages phone directory and arranged to resemble urban sprawl.
. . . → Read More: Paper folded street art in London by Anna Garforth
Netherlands based artist Anne ten Donkelaar creates 3d collages from cut-out flower pictures. To create depth, each element is set off by pins. The artist also incorporates dried flowers or branches with the cut images of flowers.
From Anne’s website, she writes, “A damaged butterfly, a broken twig, a bumblebee, some strangely grown . . . → Read More: 3d collages from cut-out images of flowers and dried natural debris by Anne ten Donkelaar
“Destructors I” (2013), elephant hide paper, 7″ × 7″ × 10″ high
Closeup of the above
On the surface, the acts of creation and destruction are polar opposites. But what happens when they meet? Writer Graham Greene suggests that destruction is actually a form of creation in his 1954 short story “The Destructors.” . . . → Read More: Curved-crease origami inspired by Graham Greene’s short story “The Destructors” by Erik and Martin Demaine
In the series “#NEWSERIE,” Chile-based mixed media artist Jose Romussi uses a needle and thread to embroider over portraits of women. Flowers, masks and spirals obscure and embellish their faces. Lovely!
For more work by Romussi, see Embroidered photographs of dancers by Jose Romussi.”
. . . → Read More: Embroidery over head portraits by Jose Romussi
Tyvek size varies 2012 (photo by Josh Kurz)
The work by Michigan-based artist Matthew Shlian never fails to inspire me. This series of images shows various expanding sculptures that Shlian creates using only paper. These three dimensional pieces explode into the air and then collapse back upon themselves, pleat by pleat, like a . . . → Read More: Folded expanding sculptures of paper pleats by Matthew Shlian
I love the embroidered art work of Mana Morimoto. Vintage fashion advertisements, selfies, bridges, Portland’s famous book store. All these images and more are the subject of Morimoto’s threadwork, nimble hands and incisive eye.
See more of the artist’s work on the CargoCollective.
. . . → Read More: Embroidered photographs by Mana Morimoto
Ephemera bookwork: woodcut, polymer relief, letterpress / 10 x 6 folded, opens to 10 x 42 in.
Inspired by the natural world as well as her Nebraskan heritage, artist Karen Kunc explores “issues of the eternal life struggle, of endurance and vulnerability, growth and destruction.“ Through her search for meaning, Kunc builds complex . . . → Read More: Artist books by Karen Kunc
925 silver, red gold
Who wants a $30M white diamond solitaire when they can get a ring with a secret cluster of flowers? or a ring with a secret set of red stamen ensconced in a bed of stamens?
Using gold, silver, bronze and different gemstones, Germany based artist Nora Rochel creates rings with . . . → Read More: Rings inspired from nature by Nora Rochel
University of Quebec student Myriam Dion spends a lot of time looking at newspapers. Wielding an x-acto knife with the skill of a surgeon, Dion excavates lace patterns from newspapers like the Financial Times, Le Devour, the International Harold Tribune and more. The graduate student individualizes her lace-like patterns to the particular content of . . . → Read More: Myriam Dion cuts newspapers into lace-like patterns
Artist Keri Muller gives books “another chance to tell a story.” Splaying them open into fan-like shapes, Muller mounts clusters of books together to form a chicken, a taxidermied animal head, even the continent of Africa!
Read and see more about Muller’s sources of inspirations on her blog Simple Intrigue.
. . . → Read More: Old books turned into wall art by Keri Muller