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Geometric Cut Paper Pattern Collages by Elise Wehle

Elise Wehle Geometric Cut Pattern Paper Collages - LIke a Fire is Burning

California native Elise Wehle studied art at Brigham Young University in Utah, but found her calling and understood the type of art she wanted to create after living in Spain for a year. Surrounded by the patterns that cover Andalucía, Wehle began using similar patterns within her own collages. Yet, it was the Alhambra, a Moorish palace covered in intricate, hand carved patterns, that influenced Wehle the most. These hand-cut paper designs are comprised of layers of an assemblage of mixed media, transforming the images into distressed and textured compositions. She states, "It's not surprising then that after I saw my first cut paper artwork, a beautiful piece by Donna Ruff, I knew I needed this process in my creative life. It represented that human presence, imperfect but dedicated, that I admired so much in others' work. I started experimenting with cutting paper soon afterward." The moodiness of each person is captured with each defining slice, as if windows to each subjects soul.

New Portraits Made From Hundreds of Punched Paint Chips

New Portraits Made From Hundreds of Punched Paint Chips - Liz Claiborne

I will be attending the art fairs in Miami Beach this year and I'm super excited to share some of the talented artists that will be exhibiting there. One in particular that I have written about previously is Peter Combe, San Francisco based artist whose fascination with the subtle shifts of light, color and movement in his art, creates three dimensional portraits comprised of thousands of household paint swatches that have been punched or shredded. Drawing from a spectrum of 1,100 colors, he works tonally–each color of the single colors are placed based on tone rather than hue, providing an almost pointillist finish. Depending on the vantage point of the viewer, they subtly transform, an effect that is difficult to imagine whilst not being present before the work. So, for your viewing pleasure, his work will be on display for Art Miami at the Andrea Schwartz Gallery, originally based in San Francisco, from Nov 29th - Dec 4th and for Robert Fontaine Gallery, Booth 112 at CONTEXT Art Fair Nov 29 - Dec 4.

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New Intricate Geometrical Papercut Masterpieces by Tahiti Pehrson (Video)

New Intricate Geometrical Papercut Masterpieces by Tahiti Pehrson - Pumpkin of Time

Tahiti Pehrson has become widely known across the globe for his incredibly intricate papercut masterpieces, which pay an homage to Guilloché patterns, a system used to produce a complex series of geometrical patterns seen throughout currency all over the world. His work reminds me of two artists Tomoko Shioyasu and Antonius Bui for the amount of detail that is crafted into a single sheet of paper. However, Tahiti's work includes layers, which adds to the interaction of light and shadows cast by each sheet. I have included a beautiful video shot by RVCA, visually showcasing his process as well as some more of his incredible sculptural pieces. Enjoy!

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Life Through Death, Collage and Assemblage Works by Jeremy Grant

Life Through Death, Collage and Assemblage Works by Jeremy Grant

Award-winning graphic designer Jeremy Grant is an emerging artist born in California, currently living and working in Denver, Colorado. Focusing on mixed media collage, with strips of paper and photographs, and the utilization of the assemblage of found objects, his body of works explore the themes of destruction & creation, death & resurrection, and chaos & familiarity. After breaking down his materials he brings them back together, pairing the items in unexpected ways and transforming these discarded, disconnected objects into assembled pieces of art, where he likes to think of this as creating new life out of destruction.

A 1:60-Scale Boeing 777 Made Entirely From Paper Manilla Folders

A 1:60-Scale Boeing 777 Made Entirely From Paper Manilla Folders

Inspired by an architecture class in high school where he was assigned to create simple paper models using cut paper manilla folders, San Francisco-based designer Luca Iaconi-Stewart embarked on a journey to construct a 1:60 scale reproduction of a Boeing 777 using techniques acquired through this class. This took place in 2008, when he was only a junior in high school.

Realistic Portraits Made From Paint Chips by Peter Combe

Realistic Portraits Made From Paint Chips

I encourage you to step back from your computer, tablet, ipad or phone to get the full effect of these pieces, oh and possibly do a double take while your at it. That is the first reaction one might have to San Francisco-based artist and photographer Peter Combe's art pieces. His three dimensional works are the recreation of a photographs using hundreds, if even thousands of collaged paint chips inserted into a surface.

Famille Summerbelle: San Francisco Paper Cut Map

Famille Summerbelle: San Francisco Paper Cut Map

Famille Summerbelle is a beautiful shop based out of both the UK and France by Simon Summerscales and Julie Marabelle. One of their latest out of the many beautiful creations found in their shop, is this detailed paper cut map from created from their recent trip to San Francisco.

Paper Cut Message By Annie Vought

Paper Cut Messages by Annie Vought

Annie Vought, an Oakland California based artist, explores emotional artifacts, specifically that of the handwritten letter. In this particular series, Vought gathers various notes and found letters that have been written or received and enlarges them. She then carefully carves these large pieces which in turn reveals a new communicative piece of interconnected letters, keeping the spelling errors and human quality of the original piece.

Swarm: Pinned Skin Collage by David Adey

Swarm: Pinned Skin Collage by David Adey

David Adey is a master of taking something from our every day lives, fashion magazines, and transforming them into these incredibly detailed works of art. With this particular piece entitled "Swarm", there is a whirlwind of different tones of skin pulled and cut from the very pages of magazines and pinned to form a literal swarm as if nature itself is erupting from the depths. Also very appropriate, since spring has approached us in this very manner. One can only imagine the extensive amount of hours placed in how meticulous it is. Also be sure to check out his other immensely detailed works at www.davidadey.com.

Interview with Paper Cut Artist Tahiti Pehrson

Interview with Paper Cut Artist Tahiti Pehrson

Our next talented paper artist comes from Northern California with a background in all things art where his whole family has a background in artistry. You may have seen his work before, but if you haven't your in for a special treat. He creates these beautiful paper cut masterpieces that are so detailed I can't even imagine how long they must have taken. His work pays homage to Guilloché patterns, which is a system used to produce a complex series of geometrical patterns which can be seen on currency throughout the world. I can only hope I have the pleasure of seeing these lovely pieces in person one day. Without further ado I present our awesome interview with paper artist Tahiti Pehrson!