Columbus, Ohio based artist Cheong-ah Hwang creates delicate paper sculptures. I like the way Hwang cuts and layers the paper to achieve depth and texture.
See more of Hwang’s paper cuttings on her Behance site.
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I like the textures and forms that Washington state based artist Cynthia Toops creates using polymer clay. Most of Toops’ work is inspired by ethnic jewelry and ancient beads which she and her collaborator/husband Dan Adams collects.
See more of the artists’ work on their website.
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Creative collective Ribbonesia creates sculptures made entirely from ribbon. Woodland animals to insects, life-size masks to ornate wigs. All these forms are made by twisting, tying and folding satin and silk ribbon. See more of Robbonesia’s work on their website.
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Sofia, Bulgaria based artist Mariana Popova uses hand-felt needle techniques and sheep wool (which she dyes herself) to create highly-detailed creatures from the insect world. Popova considers felting to be her “true love, besides my husband, my children, my dog and my cats, who are also my inspiration.”
See much more of the artist’s . . . → Read More: Felt insects by Mariana Popova
Philadelphia based artist Stacey Lee Webber uses pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters as building blocks to construct jewelry. Her work is currently being shown at the “The American Made Show” in Philadelphia through February 21, 2014.
Webber also creates large sculptural pieces using coins. To view a previous post on this artist’s work, . . . → Read More: Jewelry made from coins by Stacey Lee Webber
kimono – printed & smocked sailcloth with mizuhiki strings – 39″ x 39″
detail of above image
Textile artist Ealish Wilson smocks and pleats textiles to form these three-dimensional pieces. To further push the surface design, Wilson frequently combines printed textiles and tied strings.
From the artist’s statement: “Although the places are different . . . → Read More: Sculptural textiles by Ealish Wilson
United Kingdon based artist Alexander Korzer-Robinson excavates antique books. Going page by page, Korzer-Robinson removes some images while saving some others. In the finished work, the chosen images remain standing in their original position in the book. The result is a narrative scene which sits within the original book.
In the artist’s statement, Korzer-Robinson . . . → Read More: Cut books by Alexander Korzer-Robinson
Scherven wolk, 140 x 100 x 95 cm, 2010
Paper has got to be one of the most versatile mediums ever. You can make marks on it, dye it, cut shapes from it. And, as artist Peter Gentenaar shows, sculpt it into stunning complex forms. Gentenaar “grows” these organic ethereal structures by attaching wet . . . → Read More: Peter Gentenaar sculpts paper into large organic forms
Architectural glass artists Lauren Sagar and Sharon Campbell have collected 3500 wayward earrings, and other assorted jewelry pieces, to create an enormous chandelier. Standing 2.5 meters (8.2 feet) high and 1 meter (3.2 feet) wide, the dazzling lighting fixture is housed inside a glass house on the grounds of St. Mary’s Maternity Hospital in . . . → Read More: “Chandelier of Lost Earrings” by Lauren Sagar and Sharon Campbell
Germany based artist Ines Seidel uses books as the background in a landscape. Crisscrossing the landscape with string, Seidel embeds rocks, fastens folded packets of paper, and stitches independently cut words into the book.
About the work where she fastens twigs to books using large swaths of tape (see the 2nd image below), . . . → Read More: Altered books by Ines Seidel