Georgia Russell < Index of Artists Georgia Russell Georgia Russell is a Scottish artist who slashes, cuts and dissects printed matter, transforming books, music scores, maps, newspapers and photographs. Russell has been represented by England & Co since she graduated from the Royal College of Art, and her numerous solo and group exhibitions with the gallery have led to her work being acquired by The Victoria and Albert Museum and lent to exhibitions in museums in Europe, Canada and the USA, including the Museum of Art & Design, New York for Slash: Paper Under the Knife in 2009-10. Russell featured in the England & Co exhibitions Persistent Obsessions and The Map Is Not the Territory Revisited, and with the gallery at the Zoo Art Fair in 2009.
DIY: Wearable words When I was looking around for tutorials on making paper beads, I found some really striking "book beads" and accessories, now collected in this post. I understand (after all the browsing) that you can make really durable "beads" easily ... very little time, skill or money required. Woohoo! Who doesn't need more jewelery? (UPDATE 6/12: See the follow up post for more wordy accessories) Pliant 5 pointues Ornements Origami étoile de Noël These 5 pointed origami stars are easy to fold and make beautiful Christmas decorations. You can make them from magazines, scrapbook papers or sheet music, whatever you happen to have lying around. We don’t have our tree up just yet so for now I’ve put these Christmas star decorations on our mantelpiece. One of the 5 pointed origami stars is folded from a dictionary scan that I printed from the Graphics Fairy , while the other stars are made from scrapbook papers. I went for vintage patterns but you could equally well use bright Christmas colors. I also tried hanging them on the mirror in our living room and I think they look quite nice there:
Enrica Dray Origami Star It seems I can’t resist any origami star that comes in my way. This one was designed by Enrica Dray, and it’s absolutely beautiful! Don’t miss the link to the tutorial on this star below. Putting the last unit in place is a bit of a struggle, but it’s totally worth it. Paper Cut Shadow Boxes Illuminated by Light Mar 24, 2014 Artist duo Hari & Deepti (Harikrishnan Panicker, Deepti Nair) started experimenting with paper cut shadow boxes in 2010 with hand painted watercolor paper which was then cut and assembled in a wooden box to create a diorama. They started experimenting with lights and simplified their pieces by losing the colored aspect of the paper. Their current paper cut artworks now incorporate back-lit light boxes using flexible LED strip lights. Currently based out of Denver, Colorado, the duo came to the United States from India. Represented by Black Book Gallery (where many of their works are available), they describe their medium of choice as:
dalhia en papier Spring, oh spring! Where have you gone!? Last week we had some gorgeous days in the 70s and this weekend we got a foot of snow! What the heck!? Come back to me, spring! page corner bookmarks This project comes to you at the request of Twitterer @GCcapitalM. I used to believe that a person could never have too many books, or too many bookmarks. Then I moved into an apartment slightly larger than some people’s closets (and much smaller than many people’s garages) and all these beliefs got turned on their naïeve little heads. But what a person can always look for more of is really cool unique bookmarks. Placeholders special enough for the books that are special enough to remain in your culled-out-of-spacial-necessity collection. Page corner bookmarks are cute, practical and deeply under-represented in the world.* They’re easy to make, easy to customize, and will set you apart from all those same-same flat rectangular bookmarks.
Origami 8 Pointed Star Folding Instructions - How to make an Origami 8 Pointed Star This is a really nice origami 8-pointed star designed by Dr. James Sakoda. The finished origami is beautiful and perfect for your christmas tree! Made this origami? Comment and Submit your photo using the comment box at the end of this page! Black Book Gallery Hari & Deepti are an artist couple currently based out of Denver, Colorado. Hari (whose full name is Harikrishnan Panicker) is a trained graphic designer and illustrator. He was born and raised in Mumbai, India where he was the senior designer for MTV Networks India and has designed for brands like MTV India, VH1 India, Nickelodeon & Comedy Central.
Kissing Thaumatrope A few years ago, I thought that it would be so fun to make Joe a kissing thaumatrope for Valentine's Day. Like so many of my BRILLIANT ideas, I promptly forgot all about it. Until recently, when I saw this thaumatrope-on-a-stick on Made by Joel, and it reminded me that I had to try it. DIY Cozy Home Repurposing from the recycling bin is great! It’s fun to see what you can come up with and it’s always better to make something you need rather than buy it. Like a spade for the garden or temporary planters for starts. This roundup from Awesome Inventions has whole heaps of DIY crafts and projects sure to impress. Folded origami decoration // Accordion folding I finally got around to finishing these origami decorations. I’m really pleased with the way they turned out. I’ve started stringing them on to some fairy lights but they would look just as great as Christmas tree decorations. They are surprisingly sturdy too! If you want to have a go then you will find the how-to after the jump. As I said in my previous post if you want to explore more of these folding techniques then you can buy a fantastic book called ‘Folding Techniques for Designers‘ by Paul Jackson.
Greco-Roman-style sculptures that are actually made from layers of PAPER By Olivia Fleming Published: 15:29 GMT, 6 February 2014 | Updated: 16:17 GMT, 6 February 2014 At first glance, the sculptures sitting in New York's Klein Sun Gallery appear to be impeccable recreations of Greco-Roman porcelain masterpieces. Seconds later, the gallery's Assistant Director, Amy Purssey, is stretching and twisting what looks like the solid, chiseled cheekbones of Michelangelo's David into a giant slinky.