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There have been several different paper birds featured throughout the site, this however is one that I have never heard of. The Tomtit is a bird within the Australian robin family that is generally found in New Zealand. Haarlem Netherlands-based artist Kiki Peeters, inspired by trips to taxidermy museums, has created her paper crafted rendition of the Tomtit. This sculpture uses several different layers mimicking that of the layers of feathers found on a bird achieving a life-like quality overall. Be sure to check out her site to see more of her paper crafted animals. There is a sneak peek of the tiger below.
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.
There are few and far in between that can astound the paper world to the degree of paper engineer Benja Harney. With a background graphic design, he expanded upon the next level of exploration of paper where he refined his skills and mastered a medium that at the time seemed very obsolete and slightly unnoticed.
He without a doubt has become one of my favorite artists of his time working in everything from editorial, fashion, and even pop-up books where he constantly challenges himself, yet remains completely humble. Reading his interview with us has been truly inspiring! I have also included below another interview which touched my heart as a designer and continues to reaffirm perseverance of ones dreams. I present to you Sydney-based paper artist Benja Harney.
Transparent God is a large-scale piece handcrafted by Peter Callesen, where an figure is taking shape from a wide range of cut-out people. Some figures lay on the ground, while the others seen to have been pulled to make this figure, leaving only the silhouette of their form to remain. You can see some more of his large-scale sculptures here.
Jim Doran is a self-taught artist based out of Baltimore, Maryland that creates miniature paper worlds in his spare time. He makes these insanely tiny dioramas from recycled containers from small Altoids to sardine canisters complete with little inked paper drawings, which are then cut out and layered into what you see here.
“Started in ’99, this is my life work. I individually cut single sheets of paper by free-hand and stack them together. The work consists of positive or negative shapes. I am trying to embody relationships among humans, time and nature.” — Noriko Ambe
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.
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!
Have you ever seen a fountain made of cardboard? Probably not, or in most cases not as extravagant and awesome as this! James Grashow hails from Brooklyn, where we reside, and he has a wide range of projects from large scale environmental installations to delicate houseplants. With this in particular, I’m hoping I have the pleasure of seeing one of his installations in New York.
Our next interviewee comes from Bournemouth, UK where she specializes in bringing to life the portraits of her paper sculptures. Her truly unique style reminds me of marionettes putting on a show or conveying a certain emotion in how they are captured through her work. A lot of her work represented here showcases that of familiar fairy tales we all grew up with, although her work has a very broad range. I present to you paper sculptor Sher Christopher, I hope that you enjoy her work and interview as much as we have.