p aint on it. fold it. draw on it. tear it. What can an artist do with paper?. crumple it. cut it. twist it. burn it. carve it. Inspirare by Rie Hachiyanagi textured sheets of handmade paper, thread Installation at Mount Holyoke College’s Williston Memorial Library. Text Here.
draw on it
What can an artist do with paper?
textured sheets of handmade paper, thread
Installation at Mount Holyoke College’s Williston Memorial Library
Can you imagine it moving in the breezes created by students walking in and out of the library?
What if it wasn’t lit, or
it was lit with a different color light?
What do you feel when looking at this installation?
Kirsten HassenfeldDans La Lune, 2007Paper with mixed mediaDimensions variable
The artists says this is a form of escape she would like to share. How can it help you escape?
Miniature buildings in a diminutive cityscape
Earrings for giants
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Unlike when you cut paper snowflakes with scissors. Papercraft artists use many tools. From knives to scissors.
Working in Studio
Briefcase Vacation – Summer21.5x21.5”, 2012
2012, The Little Prince
2007, Peter Pan, The Pirate Ship
It can take 3 days or a month to create one of Su Blackwell’s creations this video compresses it into 3 minutes.
Snow Queen Being Created
Sculptor that works with vintage literary books, outdated textbooks and encyclopedias.
First he seals the edges and then he carves into the book, moving one page at a time. It can take one week for a single book. Sometimes he glues more than one book together.
He will glance through a book beforehand to see if he can work with the imagery. He is surprised by pages as he creates his collage, just like a reader going through the story can be surprised.
Detail shot of "Tower 1 (Britannica)" an over 7-feet tall column composed of 24 1958 encyclopedias
Pause at 1:36 minutes after he says there is no special starting point in his 360 sculptures.
Wagnalls Wheel, 2010, Altered Set of Encyclopedias, 9" x 20-1/2" x 20-1/2"
What do you think about these artists and their use of paper?
Who was your favorite papercrafter?