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.
. . . → Read More: Paper folded street art in London by Anna Garforth
“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
University of Quebec student Myriam Dion spends a lot of time looking at newspapers. Wielding an x-acto knife with the skill of a surgeon, Dion excavates lace patterns from newspapers like the Financial Times, Le Devour, the International Harold Tribune and more. The graduate student individualizes her lace-like patterns to the particular content of . . . → Read More: Myriam Dion cuts newspapers into lace-like patterns
Artist Keri Muller gives books “another chance to tell a story.” Splaying them open into fan-like shapes, Muller mounts clusters of books together to form a chicken, a taxidermied animal head, even the continent of Africa!
Read and see more about Muller’s sources of inspirations on her blog Simple Intrigue.
. . . → Read More: Old books turned into wall art by Keri Muller
“Love Lace – Antiquated Notions #3″ Paper, free motion embroidery, thread, burn-out
Inspired by the intricate patterns found in hand-crocheted doilies, Toronto-based artist Lizz Aston re-creates similar motifs in paper. Aston uses the techniques of free-motion embroidery and burn-out to build a network of negative spaces within the material. As in a crochet doily, a . . . → Read More: Lizz Aston makes paper lace using free-motion embroidery and burn-out techniques
For artist Alice von Maltzahn the search for expression is the journey and the destination. Taking a sheet of paper, von Maltzahn cuts away hundreds to thousands of small well-defined areas. After cutting several sheets, the artist layers the sheets one upon another to form a 3-dimensional structure patterned with empty spaces and . . . → Read More: Highly-detailed paper-cuts and drawings by Alice von Maltzahn
Artist Rogan Brown creates paper sculptures by layering sheets of paper, one on top of another, each with thousands of intricate cuts. Brown’s work is an exploration of patterns found in nature, “from the microscopic to the macroscopic, from individual cells to large scale geological formations.”
In the artist’s statement, Brown writes, “I am . . . → Read More: Nature-inspired paper cuts by Rogan Brown
Flat Globe Cutting Book Series “Wall Coverings” Cuts on a book 10 x 14 inches 2006
Artist Noriko Ambe plumbs the depths of books. Using an x-acto knife, she carves out new terrains from open pages creating mountains and canyons of dizzying depths and heights.
Although Ambe is known for carving out geographies from . . . → Read More: Cutting book work by Noriko Ambe