Magazine Bowls. Fun and Interesting Place - Paper Sculptures. Paper Mache Dragon Trophy. Crazy paper thing - StumbleUpon. Paper Art - 100 Extraordinary Examples of Paper Art. Paper art can be traced back to Japan, where it originated over a thousand years ago.
From complex paper cutting to book carving, this is an ever expanding area of design that is hardly talked about. These intricate paper designs grace museums and exauhibitions throughout the world and is becoming yet another exciting medium of expression for many designers. Some of the artists featured here use simple materials, such as A4 printing papeel, while others resort to unexpected materials, such as actual books, as their prime materials. In this article, we’ll take a look at 13 remarkable artists and showcase their truly amazing pieces of paper art.
Peter Callesen Visit website Jen Stark Visit website Simon Schubert Visit website Brian Dettmer: Book Sculptures Visit website Sher Christopher Visit website Elsa Mora Visit website Yulia Brodskaya Visit Website Su Blackwell Visit website Richard Sweeney. Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee.
(click images for detail) For the better part of three decades multidisciplinary artist Guy Laramee has worked as a stage writer, director, composer, a fabricator of musical instruments, a singer, sculptor, painter and writer.
Among his sculptural works are two incredible series of carved book landscapes and structures entitled Biblios and The Great Wall, where the dense pages of old books are excavated to reveal serene mountains, plateaus, and ancient structures. Of these works he says: So I carve landscapes out of books and I paint Romantic landscapes. Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. Laramee’s next show will be in April of 2012 at the Galerie d’Art d’Outremont in Montreal.
Stunning Cut-Out Book Art By Brian Dettmer That Will Leave You Scratching Your Head. Artist Brian Dettmer is a talented artist and his media of choice happens to be books.
With a little bit of careful carving, he can make amazing creations from already printed pages. While there are a number of artists who work with books, it seems safe to say that Brian has definately earned his nickname ” the book surgeon.” (Is it just me or does that sound like a bad guy from the hit TV show Dexter.) Dettmer is originally from Chicago although he currently resides in Atlanta, GA. Brian is known for his detailed and innovative sculptures with books and other forms of antiquated media. Dettmer’s work has gained International acclaim through internet bloggers, and traditional media. In recent years Dettmer has established himself as one of the leading International contemporary artists working with the book today. Click HERE to check out his website and see more of his incredible art and tell him blurppy sent you (and that we LOVE his work). Like this: Like Loading...
Artist Creates Paper Zoo. It was only a matter of time before Calvin Nicholls' life-long passion in art and wildlife combined!
The Canadian has been a full-time paper sculpture artist since the mid-1980's. With such a variety of animals in his collection, he's essentially created his own paper zoo. Many of the animal paper sculptures belong in Nicholls' most extensive collection, which includes over 75 pieces for Follett Library Resources in McHenry Illinois. The series began in the mid-1990's and continues to this day. "Initially a rigid form is constructed which establishes the contours of the subject and provides a stable base upon which the detail pieces are attached," Nicholls' says, as he explains his process. Calvin Nicholls' website. Paper sculptures by Anna-Wili Highfield. Image Courtesy of Anna-Will Highfield One look at the sculptures of Anna-Wili Highfield, and you are mesmerized by the craftsmanship.
Highfield is a figurative artist based out of Sydney, Australia who creates magnificent sculptures of animals using paper or copper wire. Horses and birds appear to be her favorite subjects, and each one holds unto itself a different personality. portrait of Anna-Will Highfield “I like materials that have a bit of resistance to them. Highfield has found joy in creating these creatures out of paper, a style that came about accidentally late one night while she was pregnant and decided to make a present for her unborn daughter. Anna-Wili Highfield studied painting at the National Arts School in Sydney.
But perhaps most interesting is Highfield’s choice of subject. Highfield works by commission. Sources: