7 Origami Spheres
Jun Mitani is fortunate that his artistic drive folds neatly into his profession as a Computer Science professor at the University of Tsukuba in Japan. Specializing in geometric modeling, Mitani studies algorithms and user interfaces for generating 3D shapes on a computer.
When not working on the computer, the computer scientist takes his . . . → Read More: Origami by Jun Mitani
In the project “Among Humans,” Barcelona, Spain based artist Cassandra Fernández imagines what it means to live “among humans” from the point of view of a bird. After carving images of birds on linoleum blocks and printing the images, Fernández binds the pages into a book whose spine and front/back covers consist of wood . . . → Read More: “Among Humans” artist book by Cassandra Fernández
Northern California artist Tahiti Pehrson must have the patience of a monk living on a remote hilltop. Using an xacto blade (number 11), Pehrson hand cuts sheets of paper (Canson or Lenox) with hundreds to thousands of small geometric shapes. After gluing the sheets into sculptural forms, the cut paper looks like hanging lace . . . → Read More: Paper cut sculptures by Tahiti Pehrson at Needles and Pens in San Francisco
need to grow -5- 2008 print and embroidery on canvas 50 x 37 cm
Today I am admiring (again) the work of artist Maria Ikonomopoulou. By blending a traditional craft (folk art) technique like embroidery with printmaking, Ikonomopoulou pushes the boundaries of printmaking, embroidery, as well as fine art. Inspiring!
For more of this . . . → Read More: More embroidery by Maria Ikonomopoulou
Hobo – Homeward Bound, 2012, Boots, size 40 (US 9). Book pages and glue.
detail of “Boots”
Sweden based artist Cecilia Levy uses books from the early 1900s as her medium. Cutting, shredding and gluing the pages from these books, Levy re-works the paper into new objects which represent forms from our everyday lives, . . . → Read More: Cecilia Levy recreates everyday objects from the pages of old books
Maine based artist Shannon Rankin cuts, folds and collages maps to produce new maps which resemble their actual physical terrain. Contour lines are created by slicing the appropriate sections of the map and gluing them upon white paper. Mountainous areas are created by layering many slices of the maps one upon another to form . . . → Read More: Altered maps by Shannon Rankin
Do you love mid-century design like the Marshmallow sofa, the Ball clock, Herman Miller textile designs? If so, you may still have never heard of Irving Harper, the creator of all of those icons. Irving Harper is widely recognized within the industry as one of the most prolific designers of the modernist style. He has produced numerous designs . . . → Read More: Midcentury designer Irving Harper’s secret works in paper
Japan based paper engineer Kota Hiratsuka creates low-relief geometric paper works which he calls “Paper Mosaics.” Some look like jewels which have been spliced open. Dazzling!
Hiratsuka sells his patterns on his website.
For another artist who does low-relief paper sculpture see ”Paper folding by Matthew Shlian.”
. . . → Read More: “Origami Mosaics” low-relief paper sculptures by Kota Hiratsuka
Healing Sutra #17Hand Embroidery on Antique FabricStained with Walnut Ink
Today I’m admiring the exquisite embroidery of Philadelphia based artist Erin Endicott. In the ”Healing Sutras,” the process of embroidery on antique fabric is a metaphor for healing physical and psychological wounds which have passed through generations of women. The “wounds” are created by staining the . . . → Read More: “The Healing Sutras” embroidery art by Erin Endicott
London-based artist Abigail Reynolds creates low-relief assemblages from vintage photographs. Taking multiple images each with a different perspective and different color scheme, Reynolds juxtaposes photographic slices from each scene to build an illusionistic surface which appears to move forwards and backwards in space. Reynold’s grid-like forms remind me of Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic domes. Lovely!
. . . → Read More: Assemblages of interior and exterior spaces by Abigail Reynolds