Category Archives: installation

Paper Envelopes Made Into Geometric Quilts

Paper Envelopes Made Into Geometric Quilts 1

In an every day scenario of receiving mail, it can become fairly common to automatically discard an envelope, and in most cases only seek to review the contents within. For Stephen Sollins this, however, would not be the case. He has taken paper envelopes that would otherwise be stacked high at trash sites and has instead recycled and transformed them into lovely traditional quilts that use geometric forms as patterns.

8,000 Sheets of Rice Paper Draped on Bamboo by Zhu Jinshi

8,000 Sheets of Rice Paper Draped on Bamboo by Zhu Jinshi

8,000 sheets of rice paper plus 800 bamboo shafts suspended with various lengths of thread equal this beautiful installation by Chinese abstract artist Zhu Jinshi. Titled boat, this piece represents a metaphor regarding the artist's journey from the east to the west, while simultaneously honoring the dead's passage from living into the afterlife.

Life-Sized Pirate Ship Made Entirely Of Cardboard

Life-Sized Pirate Ship Made Entirely Of Cardboard

With a "Halloween Party on Treasure Island" as their theme, friends Josh, Mikey and Joel went above and beyond to create this life-sized version of a pirate ship completely constructed from recycled cardboard boxes found around town. These guys also kept the detailing precise as well, building lanterns, porthole windows, and even a figurehead at the very front of the ship, featuring a skeleton woman with wild swirling hair. It's hard to believe that this was all only created with some found boxes, a hot glue gun, and box cutters in only 5 days!

Top 20 Best Paper Art Works Of 2013

20 Best Paper Art Works Of 2013

Today on this New Year's Eve I would like to give you the first installment of many to come, the 20 Best Paper Art Works of 2013. What a wonderful way to bring in the New Year than by reflecting on some of the astounding projects that I have had the pleasure of featuring on Strictlypaper. Below are the most appreciated posts of 2013 in such categories as Animation, Fashion, Product Design, Installations, Quilled Art, Book Art, Cardboard Works, and last but definitely not least Origami.

ON PAPER – Grand Central Exhibition

ON PAPER - Grand Central Exhibition

ON PAPER/ Grand Central at 100 will be featuring the work of four noted contemporary artists working with paper-cut. This is the latest and last offering in a year-long series of exhibitions organized by MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design mounted to celebrate the historic Centennial of Grand Central Terminal. The four artists included – Laura Cooperman, Rob Ryan, Xin Song, and Thomas Witte – present original artwork inspired by Grand Central. Created by meticulous cutting of black and white paper, each artwork is composed of four panels set in the lightbox windows that flank the dining concourse on the lower level of Grand Central Terminal. Lightboxes are lit from behind, thus highlighting the negative spaces that are removed by cutting the paper, and bringing the imagery into sharp focus. This exhibit is the first time the lightboxes will be used to display original art; they usually showcase photographic work.

Massive Book Sculptures Revealing Cities

Massive Book Sculptures Revealing Cities

We have featured various types of installations of book art throughout the site whether it be colorful or simply the words from a book to form exquisite pieces.

In this series created by Chinese artist Liu Wei, he has taken a large amount of schoolbooks and carved them to depict cities in a state of metamorphosis. Sometimes within the architecture, iconic buildings are shown, from the Pentagon to Saint Peter's Basilica.

Book Covers Re-Imagined in Paper

Book Covers Re-Imagined in Paper

You may remember Kelli Anderson's beautiful paper record player wedding invitation from a while back, which included a needle in the design so that when spun, you could hear an original track, SO CLEVER!

Well, I had the pleasure last Friday of checking out this new installation she has intricately crafted over at the New York Public Library. She, long with the help of several friends, has taken 40 books, selected by Brainpicking’s Maria Popova, and repurposed them into large scale versions of themselves in, yep you guessed it, PAPER!

Colorful Origami Butterfly Dreamscape

Colorful Origami Butterfly Dreamscape

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.

President Obama Cardboard Paper Sculpture

President Obama Cardboard Paper Sculpture

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.

Interview with UK Paper Artist Andy Singleton

Interview with UK Paper Artist Andy Singleton

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.