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Paper Art: Cut Paper Correspondence by Annie Vought

Paper Art: Cut Paper Correspondence by Annie Vought

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New Cut Paper Correspondence by Annie Vought paper
New Cut Paper Correspondence by Annie Vought paper
New Cut Paper Correspondence by Annie Vought paper
New Cut Paper Correspondence by Annie Vought paper

Oakland-based artist Annie Vought has completed several new structural paper works created by carefully cutting handwritten text out of large sheets of paper. Of her work Vought says:

The handwriting and the lines support the structure of the cut paper, keeping it strong and sculptural, despite its apparent fragility. In these paper cutouts, I focus on the text, structure, and emotion of the letter in an elaborate investigation into the properties of writing and expression. Penmanship, word choice, and spelling all contribute to possible narratives about who that person is and what they are like. my recreating the letters is an extended concentration on peoples’ inner lives and the ways they express their thoughts through writing.

You can learn much more about these new works over on designboom and in her recent interview over on In the Make. Vought currently has work at a recently extended group show titled In Other Words at Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco.

Source: This is Colossal

Paper Art: Bovey Lee

Paper Art: Bovey Lee

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"Power, sacrifice, and survival are the underlying narratives in Bovey Lee´s cut paper works. Within the parameters of these three subjects, he creates layered and dramatic stories referencing his life experiences, response to headline news, and concerns for urban and environmental issues. He hand cuts each work on Chinese rice paper with silk backing. He defines what he does as drawing with a knife. His life long love affair with art begins with practicing Chinese calligraphy and pencil drawing since age ten. When he cuts paper, it is a visceral reaction and natural response to his affection for precision, detail, and subtlety."

Source: Ignant

Paper Art: The Hunter

Paper Art: The Hunter

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The Hunter (Theatrical Installation) from Davy and Kristin McGuire on Vimeo.

The Hunter is a paper diorama that comes to life through projected animations, music and sound effects. When the intricately cut paper model illuminates, tiny shadow figures seem to appear behind the diorama in order to depict a silent fable about the cruelty of human conduct and the ability to repent our actions. The Hunter is a gallery installation that tells a 15 min narrative on a loop for a maximum of 10 people at a time.

Paper Fun Truck

Paper Fun Truck

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"Patterned after the ice cream truck that most of us remember chasing down the street when we were young, the whimsically decorated Domtar Paper Fun Truck (#paperfuntruck) visited schools, businesses, retirement communities and even a Los Angeles area beach. People beamed as they showed their friends the gifts they received from the Paper Fun Truck’s window. The gifts ranged from coloring books to office paper, best-selling novels to cupcakes wrapped in paper."

“Paper will always be a part of our daily routines, because it not only meets important needs, but also brings excitement and joy,” said Paige Goff, Domtar’s vice president of sustainability and business communications. “We created a ‘Paper Fun Truck’ for the fun it would bring, but also to illustrate that, even in the digital age, paper remains a fundamental part of everyone’s life.” 

Source: PI World

Sculptures Made from Cut and Curled Paper

Sculptures Made from Cut and Curled Paper

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From the series “Lost & Found”

Sculptures Made from Cut and Curled Paper by Gunjan Aylawadi sculpture paper birds

From the series “Lost & Found” | detail

Sculptures Made from Cut and Curled Paper by Gunjan Aylawadi sculpture paper birds

“Against the Wind”

Sculptures Made from Cut and Curled Paper by Gunjan Aylawadi sculpture paper birds

“Against the Wind” | detail

Sculptures Made from Cut and Curled Paper by Gunjan Aylawadi sculpture paper birds

“Against the Wind” | detail

Sculptures Made from Cut and Curled Paper by Gunjan Aylawadi sculpture paper birds

“Derweze”

Sculptures Made from Cut and Curled Paper by Gunjan Aylawadi sculpture paper birds

“Derweze” | detail

Sculptures Made from Cut and Curled Paper by Gunjan Aylawadi sculpture paper birds

“Derweze” | detail

Sculptures Made from Cut and Curled Paper by Gunjan Aylawadi sculpture paper birds

“Rabie” | Spring, breeze in Arabic

Sculptures Made from Cut and Curled Paper by Gunjan Aylawadi sculpture paper birds

“Rabie” | detail

Sculptures Made from Cut and Curled Paper by Gunjan Aylawadi sculpture paper birds

“Rabie” | detail

Sculptures Made from Cut and Curled Paper by Gunjan Aylawadi sculpture paper birds

The Sydney, Australia-based artist Gunjan Aylawadi creates intricate, colorful sculptures that appear to resemble woven textiles. However, upon closer observation, her work—inspired by patterns and motifs in Islamic art—are made entirely from curled paper. The process, long and intricate, can cost the artist months on a single artwork. And not just any old paper will do. For example, “Against the Wind” is made from hand-cut strips of paper from old music books, which are then individually hand rolled and assembled. Although complicated, Aylawadi’s reasons for making art are simple: “What I enjoy most about making my work is the experience people have when they look at it,” she says. “They stop for a moment to have a closer look and the moment turns into long minutes of being fascinated by the beauty a simple medium like paper can add to the work infront of their eyes.”

Source: Colossal

Flora and Fauna Escape the Confines of Over 1,000 Repurposed Books

Flora and Fauna Escape the Confines of Over 1,000 Repurposed Books

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Flora and Fauna Escape the Confines of Over 1,000 Repurposed Books paper installation collage books

"Assembled from hundreds of cutout plants and animals from repurposed textbooks, artist Andrea Mastrovito created a striking installation where a colony of bats clings to the ceiling, a flight butterflies swarm the gallery walls, and all matter of insects, mammals and plants intermingle across the floor. The sprawling artwork spans the realms of collage, diorama and trompe-l’œil and was inspired in part by H. G. Wells’ science fiction novel The Island of Doctor Moreau. Titled The Island of Dr. Mastrovito and The Island of Dr. Mastrovito II the piece was first installed at Governors Island in New York back in 2010 and again last year in a different configuration at Mudac in Lausanne, Switzerland."

Source: Colossal

Flora and Fauna Escape the Confines of Over 1,000 Repurposed Books paper installation collage books

Flora and Fauna Escape the Confines of Over 1,000 Repurposed Books paper installation collage books

Flora and Fauna Escape the Confines of Over 1,000 Repurposed Books paper installation collage books

Flora and Fauna Escape the Confines of Over 1,000 Repurposed Books paper installation collage books

Flora and Fauna Escape the Confines of Over 1,000 Repurposed Books paper installation collage books

Flora and Fauna Escape the Confines of Over 1,000 Repurposed Books paper installation collage books

Flora and Fauna Escape the Confines of Over 1,000 Repurposed Books paper installation collage books

 

Cut Paper Illustrations from Zim & Zou

Cut Paper Illustrations from Zim & Zou

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Check out the work of French duo Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann of Zim&Zou. "The pair of graphic designers create paper sculpture, installations, and illustrations for leading luxury brands, books, magazines as well as their own edification. Collected here are a number of works from the last few years and you can explore much more over on their website and on Behance."

Source: Colossal

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Life-Sized Origami Elephant

Life-Sized Origami Elephant

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"The origami artist Sipho Mabona created a life-sized elephant made of a 15 square meters sheet of paper. The finished work weighs roughly 250 kilograms and is just over 3 meters high. It is now too big to even fit through the doors and windows of the exhibition space. Due to the extraordinary dimensions of the paper Mabona had to be supported by several assistants during the folding process. According to Mabona there were up to ten helpers at a time. You can currently visit the White Elephant at KKLB in Beromünster, Lucerne."

(Source: Ignant)

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Li Hongbo | Out Of Paper

Li Hongbo | Out Of Paper

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Check out this incredible paper art video by Crane.tv! We cannot wait to see more of his work as he continues to explore the art.