"I first spotted Hana Vyoralová's paper art and packaging designs on her Flickr page, Leporello. She lives and works in Prague, and in addition to original commercial packaging, Hana creates 3D greeting cards and invitations, kirigami for children, pop-up books, paper cuttings, and fine art projects such as lamps and paper jewelry."
Why would a curator write exhibition labels with only 17 syllables? This week on Getty Voices, drawings curator Stephanie Schrader uses haiku to invite us to look at Old Master drawings in a new and unusual way.
Made using one entire phone book and one page from an atlas, this papier mache piece was first constructed out of cloth to which the pieces of the telephone book and atlas trim were adhered. If you live in the Portland, Maine area, you may find your name, address, and telephone number listed here.
"These ghostly paper sculptures by Dutch artist Peter Gentenaar are absolutely stunning. The pieces pictured here are hung inside the abbey church of St. Riquier, which perfectly complements the celestial-like appearance of the sculptures."
"As pretty as these images are, I think it's safe to say they don't begin to do justice to seeing the collages created by Laura W. Adams in person. Although they look as if they could be paintings, each is composed of tiny paper pieces by the thousands."
Tutorial showing you to make your own woven paper artwork.
Chris Lott's insight:
I discovered this while searching for information on paper weaving following seeing Helen Hiebert's superb paper weaving art. Hiebert's art isn't much like this, but this tutorial was too good to pass up.
Berkshire Museum presents PaperWorks: The Art and Science of an Extraordinary Material, a new exhibition that explores paper as a source of creative inspiration and innovation. PaperWorks features compelling contemporary works of art by more than 35 artists, all made from paper, as well as an array of objects and artifacts that show the uses of paper in industry, science, fashion, and technology. PaperWorks will be on view through October 26, 2013.
"It’s pretty incredible to look at these images and think for a moment that they may possibly be made of real fur or, in the case of the goldfish, scales. However, they are entirely made up of hundreds of tiny pieces of paper carefully layered on top of one another to give this effect, stunning right?"
“The final book sculpture of my major project series. Like the previous two sculptures it uses a visual metaphor to convey the emotions of obsessive-compulsive disorder, and embodies my research by visualising an expression used by a sufferer of OCD. The expression was ‘derailing my train of thought’, because the person felt that the rituals they had to perform were disrupting their day. Where the compulsions and worry would side track them from doing everyday activities.
To convey this metaphor the sculpture shows a train travelling on a journey that has become disrupted, leading it to derail from its set path. Typography was used on the tracks for the title of the piece, also type was used for the coal. In the scene it shows the coal cart tipping over where the type has become mixed up to symbolise the mixed emotions during anxiety and panic”
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