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The Many Faces of Michael Jackson, a Tribute in Paper by Belinda Rodriguez

The Many Faces of Michael Jackson, a Tribute in Paper by Belinda Rodriguez - Billie Jean

I still can't believe that Michael Jackson, one of my all time favorite musicians and dancers no less, has left this world. I remember trying to learn all of his dance moves in my mirror back in the day or even watching Moonwalker over and over again to the point of knowing all of the words, classic! He will always be timeless to many people across the world and continue to inspire us within our hearts. There were many tributes since then, but of course it wouldn't be right not to do a small tribute to Michael Jackson on here as well, and of course in paper.

That brings me to the stunning work of Belinda Rodriguez, a freelance designer, illustrator, and paper artist, born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I particularly love her style and how she is able to capture the features of her subjects in her paper portraits using specifically cut pieces to accentuate the facial features like cheekbones or hair and then layering them to add depth and cast certain shadows. She has done a set of four paper relief portraits of Michael Jackson in very familiar outfits, like Michael in his papercraft glitter outfit and wearing the infamous sparkling glove for Billie Jean, or his outfit for the Super Bowl, adorned in metallic gold and matte black paper.

New Intricate Miniature Worlds in Cut Paper by Bovey Lee

New Intricate Miniature Worlds in Cut Paper by Bovey Lee - Flower Knot Windmill Glider
Flower Knot – The Windmill Glider

We have been memorized by the intricate hand-cut compositions from Los Angeles based paper artist Bovey Lee in the past, here and here. In the years that have past since we last wrote, her work has gradually become more and more intricate! Bovey has dived deeper into her craft, making the viewer look just a little bit closer at all of the immense details and believe me you will want to pay attention. This particular set of cut paper illustrations showcase varying themes, where the repetition of certain elements sprinkled throughout make for an exciting visual experience!

Artist Creates Geometric Paper Reliefs Reminiscent of Cut Diamonds

Huntz Liu Creates Geometric Paper Reliefs Reminiscent of Cut Diamonds - Downward

Los Angeles based paper artist Huntz Liu transforms stacks of colorful layered paper in a subtractive way, where he cuts into them to reveal the different geometric paper reliefs. His work is reminiscent of the shapes found in cut diamonds. He uses simple geometric forms that are carefully placed, allowing for the material to be seen and encountered clearly. These carved compositions may be conceived as the skeleton of a structure. He’s part of a gorgeous two-person show with Michelle Benoit, titled “Dive In”, at the Muriel Guepin Gallery in New York. It opens this Friday, January 6th and runs until February 11th, so if you’re in New York, go check it out in person!

Incredible Vintage Scenes Fashioned in Painted Cardboard by Dosshaus

Incredible Vintage Works Fashioned in Painted Cardboard by Dosshaus - Sunday Lunch

Dosshaus is the artistic collaboration of Zoey Taylor and David Connelly, multidisciplinary artists whose work ranges across the board with painting, sculpture, installation and performance to photography, film, and video. Wow, say that five times fast! They have an ongoing series entitled House of Cardboard, where they showcase reclaimed cardboard that has been transformed into vintage styled pieces that are either worn or used in these quirky scenes. Each object down to the sewn garments, dining table of paper food, or freestanding camera are all hand painted in black and white and also blueish tones and affixed with glue, giving each piece an old fashioned feel, as if plucked from a vintage animation.

Spring Typography by Jeanie Chong

Spring Typography by Jeanie Chong

Los Angeles based graphic designer Jeanie Chong has developed this beautiful and vibrant typography experiment symbolizing Spring. She has taken various sized small pieces of paper and collaged them together as well as made little flowers along the text to make this wonderful piece. The flowers remind me of the "P is for Paper" post by Akaya Ito.

Interview With Relief Paper Sculpture Artist Jeff Nishinaka

Interview With Relief Paper Sculpture Artist Jeff Nishinaka

Los Angeles native Jeff Nishinaka is a relief paper sculpture artist who has a stunning array of work that needless to say can blow anyone away. His portfolio spans a wide range including Bloomingdale's, Sprint, Visa, Penn State University, Paramount Pictures and Coca Cola. Over the years he has found various techniques in how to manipulate and bend paper to make these magnificent masterpieces. I'm really happy to have him featured on our site since he is one of my favorite paper artists! Also be sure to check out the videos of the artist in action!

One Bit Increment – Papercraft Meets Flash

One Bit Increment Paper Craft Meets Flash One Bit Increment Paper Craft Meets Flash

The One Bit Experience is a web experiment created by Leon Hong and Camile Orillaneda that lets you dive into the creativity and imagination they have instilled in this stunning introduction to their paper crafted website.

Colorful Three-Dimensional Paper Explosions by Jen Stark for PULSE Los Angeles

Colorful Three-Dimensional Paper Explosions by Jen Stark for PULSE Los Angeles

Jen Stark is a Miami based contemporary paper artist widely known for her colorful patterned sculptures that range from explosions of flowerlike shapes to wormholes sucking you inside to the unknown.

She has been cutting it up in the studio to bring these incredibly vivid pieces before your very eyes at the PULSE Contemporary Art Fair in Los Angeles. It starts today and closes October 3rd so be sure to drop by and check it out. I know I would if I was in LA!

Bovey Lee: Paper Cuts

The Butterfly Gown I - 16x16”, 2010

Bovey Lee is a Los Angeles based paper artist, who was born in Hong Kong and has practicing Chinese calligraphy since the age of ten. Through her studies in painting and drawing she is able to utilize her background in Chinese paper cutting to produce these beautiful and amazingly detailed pieces that are hand-cut into Chinese rice paper with a beautiful silk backing for contrast.