“Girl Looks Back” Collage, Paper Cut, Ink Dimensions: 10.5 x 7.75 inches
Using drawings, photos, and prints, Utah based artist Elise Wehle creates collages of landscapes and ethereal figures. Wehle then carves out geometric patterns in strategic parts of the work, adding to the air of mystery in the final piece.
From the artist’s . . . → Read More: Paper cut collage work by Elise Wehle
Luzern, Switzerland based origami artist Sipho Mabona recently folded a life-size elephant with just one sheet of paper. The initial expanse of paper measured 50ft by 50ft (or 15 meters by 15 meters) and, at times, took up to 10 people to move and crease. Currently the 10 feet tall (or 3+ meters high) creature is on . . . → Read More: A life-size elephant folded from a single sheet of paper by Sipho Mabona
Sweden based fashion designer Bea Szenfeld creates entire collections of clothing entirely from paper. In her latest series, entitled “Haute Papier,” she incorporates animals (constructed from paper, of course) as well as clusters of geometric and organic shapes into her designs. Szenfeld’s pieces are held together only by thread and glue. I’d avoid donning . . . → Read More: Paper wearables from the Spring/Summer 2014 collection by Bea Szenfeld
The Border Crossed Me – Migrants by Monique Janssen-Belitz | Inside view: watercolor, crayon, acrylic ink, raffia, 2010
The Border Crossed Me – closed; Watercolor, acrylic ink, crayons, Watson paper, raffia, 2010
New Mexico based artist Monique Janssen-Belitz explores the theme of border crossing and migrants. Inspired by the magnificent scenery of her . . . → Read More: Border crossing as expressed by the book art of Monique Janssen-Belitz
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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Hvass & Hannibal is a multi-disciplinary art and design studio based in Copenhagen. One of their most striking pieces is this beautiful hanging origami ball, which was taken into a dark wintry forest to create the design for Turboweekend’s latest album. The 3D origami ball was made from 270 pieces of paper, and colorful . . . → Read More: Origami ball by Hvass & Hannibal
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
Some lovely book art by artist Eunkang Koh.
In her work, Koh draws upon the Buddhist belief that “the world we are living is not real but is an illusion that we perceive.” See much more of her drawing and printmaking on her website.
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“chance favours the connected mind” (2013) collaboration with liza grobler, string and paper installation, dimensions variable
Barbara Wildenboer cuts innumerable slivers of painted paper to create paper sculptures and installations.
See much more of her work on her website.
forecast I (2012), detail
“verbal jumbles and incoherencies” (2011), paper sculpture, dimensions . . . → Read More: Paper constructions by Barbara Wildenboer