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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.
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.
Erika Iris Simmons makes composite art portraits of people associated with the item that she has chosen to manipulate. She may be more widely known for her series entitled “Ghost in the Machine” where she took cassette tapes and old film reels to produce portraits of famous individuals.
With this particular series she has taken up a new medium, sheet music, to manifest these delicately intricate portraits which are beautifully executed.
Christine Kim is a Toronto-based artist who with the combination of painting, drawing and paper cut outs composes these lovely collaged illustrations.
Andrew Bradford is a graphic designer that has created a set of three posters to promote the Ministry of Sound Saturday Sessions. He has built them out of several colorful layers representing sound waves similar to David Benmussa’s Joy Division tribute.
“While the end result may have been crafted by humans, the project actually started out digitally as a computer animation before the storyboard was transformed into paper cutouts.” — The Creator’s Project
Josh Ritter…‘s new music video entitled “Love
Big Business 3 is a book and poster series by Chinese creative agency Senseteam. Very reminiscent to embroidered patchwork, this series cuts apart and reconfigures currencies from countries around the world in the hopes of examining identity and cultural desires that link wealth, branding, human expressions and ethnicities.
“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!