Surprisingly, I can’t believe I haven’t had the opportunity to write about the incredible talents of internationally recognized, UK based paper artist Hattie Newman. Her work continues to leave me in shock, due to her incredible attention to detail and likeness she is able to create. Newman builds large-scale sets, and in this particular instance cityscapes, that are all entirely made of paper.
She was commissioned by the agency, Imagination to create a 3m by 3m paper city for Canon’s Expo in Paris, where they decided upon a mixture of iconic buildings and architecture styles from around the world, with The Eiffel Tower being the focal point. I love that paper sculpture, once viewed a little closer, is able to transport the audience to that world, immersing you in the elements found in each particular city. The project took about 6 weeks to complete, where it was then installed onto a bespoke plinth. Wow… just wow!
Her use of color and the human touch throughout and the detailing of each piece is absolutely stunning! After the exhibition she worked with the photographer, Sun Lee to capture the city and some of her favorite buildings in a studio back in London. You can head over to her shop to buy prints and original paper buildings from this project in support of the charity, War Child.
Hattie Newman’s work can be found in advertisements, magazines, books, and has been exhibited in the UK, US, Australia, The Netherlands, Spain, France and Italy. Her clients include IBM, Cadbury, Sony, Wired, The Times, P&G, Fedrigoni UK, GAP, Honda, The Guardian, Louis Vuitton, and Universal Records.
all images courtesy of Hattie Newman