Colorful Shredded Paper Installations by Travis Rice


Mixed media artist Travis Rice has taken paper art to a whole other level with his psychedelic installations. They literally burst with life, overflowing with colorful shreds of paper by the thousands. With the use of a document shredder, meticulous placement and patience, he is able to create these beautiful scenes, that only naturally make your imagination run wild and with names like ‘Cotton Candy Cesspool’ and ‘Rainbow Dyed Psychedelic Hallucination’, you are transported into these technicolored worlds. The works themselves embody the theory of creating a sense of movement, much like impressionist painters where on canvas the same is conveyed through blurry backgrounds and streaked, painted lines.


“The approach is similar to that of the impressionist painter, but the brush stroke has been replaced by individual thin strips of paper that are the resultant product of a mechanical shredder. The constructed forms are meant to imply frozen motion often starting from the ceiling and cascading to the floor.” – Travis Rice


via My Modern Met

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