Construct ‘Into the Fold’ installation, 2005-2008
Seeing these images makes me want to start folding paper. Right now.
This colorful installation is by artist UK James Roper. In these images, Roper folded many modular origami structures out of different colored paper, and hung them in rooms and narrow corridors exploring the different effects the . . . → Read More: Massive modular origami installation by James Roper
As part of the 2013 ARTAQ Festival in Angers, France, Mademoiselle Maurice has struck again. Armed with 30,000 folded origami pieces, the French artist covered staircases, walkways, buildings (even a prison!) with rainbow colored swaths of folded paper. In order to accomplish this herculean task, Maurice spent several months beforehand holding workshops for . . . → Read More: An origami street art installation in Angers, France by Mademoiselle Maurice
Book artist Pam Langdon breathes new life into unwanted books. Folded and rolled, the pages from each book create an overall form which exudes movement and energy. I love the way she displays her pieces in boxes as if they were natural specimens.
In her artist’s statement, Langdon writes, “Casting shadows of their previous lives, they . . . → Read More: Book-based art by Pam Langdon
Parallel Universe, Hand-cut layered archival pigment prints on paper, 61x45x7cms
Parallel Universe, detail
London-based artist Caroline Jane Harris has a unique process for creating these cut-paper works. Beginning with images of trees, she first uses the computer to create symmetrical renderings of the image. The next step is the killer; Harris hand-cuts selected parts . . . → Read More: Caroline Jane Harris hand-cuts photographs of trees
UK based artist Phiona Richards uses traditional needlework techniques like crochet and embroidery to build these unique book-based sculptures.
On her website, Richards writes, “Having been brought up with a ‘make do and mend’ mentality I tend to collect and gather materials including books near the end of their existence and regenerate them into pleasing tactile structures . . . → Read More: Crocheted book sculptures by Phiona Richards
“Atlas” pages from an old book
“Atlas” pages from an old book
In ‘Between Folds,’ London based artist Francisca Prieto constructs low-relief paper sculptures from old maps, books, envelopes, and other paper ephemera. From her website, she writes that this series “brings together many of her passions and explores the deconstruction of rare illustrated . . . → Read More: ‘Between Folds’ low-relief paper constructions by Francisca Prieto
In the past year since I first featured London-based artist Claire Brewster, she has come up with many more amazing pieces. Using old maps and atlases, Brewster cuts out detailed images of birds, insects and flowers. The cut-outs are pinned either directly on to the wall forming a large scale installation or pinned inside . . . → Read More: More birds cut from antique maps by Claire Brewster
Chickens created by Andy Singleton for Hermés
Like a magician, when artist Andy Singleton opens his hands, birds fly out. Chickens, African weaver birds and newborn sparrows are all meticulously sculpted from carefully cut colored paper.
The first three images in this post show the chickens that Singleton created for the Hermés (2011) window . . . → Read More: Paper birds by Andy Singleton
I love the layers of crisp pleats in this dress, and the ruching at the bust and waist. Using only pages from phonebooks, Kelly Murray, aka Jolis Paons, “… pleated, stuck, sewed, and glued everything by hand.”
To see more shots of this ballerina-style gown, visit Murray’s flickr site.
. . . → Read More: Paper dress made from the pages of telephone books by Kelly Murray
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