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Lisa Nilsson is an amazingly talented New York-based artist whose work has a wide range of artwork, but more specifically has these that pieces are Quilled Paper Anatomical Sculptures, where quilling is the rolling of paper to produce larger works. A couple of other artists who do an amazing job in this realm of paper art are Yulia Brodskaya and Anant Nanvare.
“Creatives Make New York City” is a celebration of craft, process and the creative community. Writers, designers, art directors, illustrators, musicians, glass-blowers, wood-burners and the like will be gathering November 15th from 6pm-8pm at SapientNitro, 40 Fulton St, New York, NY 10038 to celebrate the people and creative that make this city great. Developed in support of Behance Portfolio Review Night, the actual set piece was handmade to bring together the community to share and inspire.
On Thursday, May 10th I had the privilege of attending a amazing paper exhibition at the Christopher Henry Gallery entitled A Cut Above: 12 Paper Masters. This group exhibition, curated by Diana Ewer, is celebrating the renaissance of cut paper as an artistic medium where 12 international artists have been featured, each working in their in particular expertise whether it be a carefully sliced book or an intricately cut piece of paper.
“Bless This Mess” is the newest installation from New York-based artist Scott Campbell who is well known for his intricately designed tattoos as well as astounding carved pieces with money. This particular collection has several pieces formed by the artist using laser cutting into low reliefs from uncirculated US currency.
I love geometrical forms in general, but then having them built with low budget materials such as cardboard then having them displayed in the streets of New York just makes these sculptures look so bizarre, beautiful and sexy. Alienated extensions of the city that just seem to naturally grow and bloom in the streets and on the roofs. What you can see here are several uncommissioned public installations done in 2011 by fantastic Clemens Behr in the East Village, China Town, Soho and Brooklyn. Continue reading
M ss ng P eces is a Brooklyn-based creative company inspired by the limitless potential of the web. They took on the project for the introduction of GE’s new led light bulb where they had to take a step back and dive into the history of light itself.
They became inspired by this story and set out to create a handmade storybook illustrating the journey through the history of light. Each chapter focuses on major jumps in the progression of honing the source. Sit back and enjoy the journey through the history of light.
Z-A Studio, run by Guy Zucker, was one of the selected winners in the Architizer + The Knot’s Pop Up Chapel Competition, celebrating the historic legislation legalizing same-sex marriage in New York. Their piece entitled “Kiss” is a tulip-esque volume, consisting of multiple layers of stacked recycled honeycomb cardboard. It was on display at the Merchant’s Gate in Central Park July 30th between 10am to dusk where 24 couples celebrated marriage equality. Continue reading
Craig Ward is a British born, New York based designer and illustrator who likes playing with words and experiment with typography. He created this beautiful A1 paper cut illustration, which took him 11 hours to complete. See more of Craigs work at wordsarepictures.co.uk
If you have been to New York then I’m hoping that you have been to Coney Island, and if not then you should head on over and at least ride the infamous Cyclone. Be warned, if your not game for some whiplash and laughs then I wouldn’t assume your ready for it! Continue reading
The current exhibition at the Moss Gallery in New York (150 Greene Street New York, NY 10012), is “Make Me”–an emergence of BUTCH-CRAFT in contemporary design, changing the approach to the everyday perception of how we view art.