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
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.
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“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
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
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