Category Archives: installation
A flock of colorful origami butterflies flutter overhead in this installation, entitled Dream Colourfully, by Dream Interiors and Elixr. This collaborative piece was created for Saturday In Design, an annual event for the design community that alternates each year between Sydney and Melbourne. Each delicate origami butterfly is formed from translucent paper, which allows light to pass through from every angle.
Michael Murphy is a Georgia-based artist who creates incredible multilayered sculptures, one of which was created for TIME Magazine for their iPad edition of their annual Person of the Year issue out of cardboard. Murphy designed a huge 8′ X 6′ X 7′ cardboard sculpture of President Barack Obama consisting of 66 hand-cut cardboard plates suspended from above, the sculpture is meant to take on different meaning depending on your vantage point.
Having been peppered throughout the site quite frequently featuring a wide range of projects from installations, to works with Hermés and even paper cut illustrations, Andy Singleton is no stranger to our site! With such a wide background and range in the development in his craft, I am more than pleased to share our interview with him as well as the lovely videos that accompany a couple of the pieces.
Soon is a Belgian-based studio that creates visual identities in combination with photography. Most of their work is hand crafted and afterwards transformed into a digital image. With this piece, How to Build a Comic in 3D, Soon has created a whimsical 3D environment with the elements of based around a comic strip.
From March 8th to the 24th in the Western part of Australia, Cottesloe Beach will have a long stretch of the beach transformed into a sculpture park called Sculpture by the Sea. Among them is an installation of exactly 1,697 handmade paper boats. These boats were not just hand folded, but also dipped in paraffin wax, which helps give their rich blue coloring.
You may or may not remember the inspiring and absolutely stunning projection meets paper craft pop-up book entitled ‘The Icebook‘ by famed husband and wife duo Davy and Kirstin McGuire. The two were now summoned to create a similar styled work of art entitled ‘Alchimie de Courvoisier’ representing the heart of Courvoisier by reimagining the prestigious Paradis cellar.
Adrian Merz, who covered a whole room in little white Post-its, did this to represent the fragments of memories, stories and feeling, telling personal stories that different people experienced during winter 1972.
In 2009 Andersen’s Contemporary in Berlin presented Tomás Saraceno’s Cloudy House, an exhibition comprising a cloud installation, sculpture, video and photographs.
Saraceno suspended numerous geometric clouds made from white matte paper in various heights, some floating above the viewer’s head, others group together under the ceiling.
“Tomás Saraceno’s experimental works explore concrete visionary urban-planning and question our relationship to nature and natural phenomena on a truly global scale. His sculptures often resemble networks of floating cells or suspended habitats, including airborne gardens, floating bridges and large-scale models for futuristic dwellings. Combining visual elegance with determined and purposeful engineering, Saraceno’s ethereal sculptures challenge our experience of the three ecologies: the environment, human subjectivity and the social landscape (Guattari).” —andersenscontemporary.dk
Carlos Amorales is based out of Mexico City with a broad selection of works in areas such as large installations, performance, drawing, painting and animation. This piece entitled Black Cloud is a site-specific installation in which the artist, along with the help of 14 others, arranged more than 30,000 black paper moths to the walls and ceilings of several galleries.Continue reading
With the use of several layers of black paper, black foam core and hardware, Canadian artist Kristi Malakoff has recreated this life-sized installation, entitled Maibaum, showcasing a lifelike scene where joyous children are partaking in an old European folk tradition of the Maypole dance. This moment, is as if frozen in time, harnesses the energy that was captured and makes those who enter feel that they were a part of it.