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Jen Stark

Jen Stark

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. crooked house: Jayme McGowan's 3D Cut Paper Illustrations Many of the parenting/design blogs are talking about the latest issue of small magazine. I am most struck by the 3D paper cut illustrations done by Jayme McGowan. Here she talks about how she started -- she was trying to quit smoking and needed a new obsessive habit to distract her. Just take a gander at her first project: You can buy her prints -- and sometimes even the originals!

Book Of Art January 18th, 2011 Books of Art by Isaac Salazar, a simple idea well executed. found at ffffound Hiromi Paper International, Inc. History of Washi Papermaking was introduced to Japan over 1,300 years ago. The Chronicles of Japan, Nihon Shoki, written in the year 720, state that the Chinese methods of making ink and paper were introduced to Japan by the Korean Buddhist priest, Doncho, in 610. The Prince Regent Shotoku found the Chinese style paper too fragile and encouraged the use of kozo (mulberry) and hemp fibers, which were already cultivated for use in making textiles. The techniques of making paper spread throughout the country and under his patronage, the original process slowly evolved into the nagashizuki method of making paper using kozo and neri (a viscous formation aid.) These skills that have been passed down from generation to generation produced a paper that was not only functional but reflected the soul and spirit of the maker.

Igor Scekic (37) Illustrations created for elementary school books (3rd, 4th and 6th grade) in collaboration with Svjetlana Šegović, through Školska Knjiga publishing company. All illustrations are made as mixed media combination of photo manipulation, digital painting and traditional painting and are supposed to showcase animals, plants and nature in Croatia. Whole project took approximately three and half months from start to finish and it consists of 16 illustrations.Digital Art, Illustration, Painting2013 Illustration created for by Design Collector I wish I had more time to work more on it.Art Direction, Digital Art, Illustration2013 Book cover illustration for book by Laura Kreitzer called ' Burning Falls'.Digital Art, Illustration, Typography2013 Illustration created for Illville Hotel project. Digital Art, Design2009

Visit Chihuly: Through the Looking Glass at the MFA "Chihuly: Through the Looking Glass" has closed. The video is no longer available. Visit other exhibitions at the MFA Attack of the Kraken folded from an uncut square, 25" x 25" designed by Brian Chan June, 2006 Crease Pattern Back to Origami Page Mountains of Books Become Mountains I thought I’d seen every type of book carving imaginable, until I ran across these jaw dropping creations by Guy Laramee. His works are so sculptural, so movingly natural in their form, they’ve really touched me. His works are inspired by a fascination with so-called progress in society: a thinking which says the book is dead, libraries are obsolete and technology is the only way of the future. His thoughts: “One might say: so what? Do we really believe that “new technologies” will change anything concerning our existential dilemma, our human condition?

Immense paper cut tapestries by Tomoko Shioyasu (click for detail) Japanese artist Tomoko Shioyasu was born in Osaka in 1981 and majored in sculpture at the Kyoto City University of Arts. Her immense floor-to-ceiling tapestries are meticulously cut by hand from enormous sheets of paper using utility knives and soldering irons. Her work evokes some of nature’s most complex creations: the organic patterns of cells, the flow of water, and the forces of wind. How these are hung without tearing seems nearly impossible. Her latest work, “Vortex” (first two images) is currently on display as part of the show Bye Bye Kitty!!!

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