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Over 25,000 Paper Flowers Transform Tokyo Venue into Colorful Art Experience

Over 25,000 Paper Flowers Transform Tokyo Venue into Colorful Art Experience by Emmanuelle Moureaux

Emmanuelle Moureaux has done it again with this visually stimulating scene featuring more than 25,000 colorful paper flowers slowly spiraling along their individual lines around a 6-meter atrium at the multi-purpose cultural center of Omotesando in Tokyo. We have been wowed by her work previously, and this in particular is part of her newest interactive installation, "Color Mixing," where the French-born, Tokyo-based architect has transformed this atrium through her vibrant works as part of NSK’s 100th anniversary exhibition, "Setting the Future in Motion."

In order to convey the technology of NSK simply and beautifully, Moureaux presents this enormous installation to show the movement of colors using bearings. As visitors move into the spiral atrium, they are immersed in Moureaux’s colorful paper world. This empty space has now become a secret garden where flowers pour down in hundreds of different colors.

Beautiful Quilled Snowflake Ornaments and Poinsettia by Judith and Rolfe

Beautiful Quilled Snowflakes and Poinsettia by Judith and Rolfe

It's Christmas Eve and like me, you may still have some Christmas shopping to do....whoopsie! So I'm asking if you have a precious moment to spare, and I'm almost certain you do, you have to look at these truly inspiring and beautiful quilled contemporary pieces comprised of snowflake ornaments and a poinsettia, that's right... just one, from the creative duo from Saint Paul, Minnesota, Judith and Rolfe. I'm in love with their work because it showcases examples of taking the art of quilling to the next level. The snowflake designs are minimal, only outlining the edges to make the perfect dangling ornament. The poinsettias on the other hand are more complex, and have a similar feel to the more recent works of Yulia Brodskaya, utilizing a more dense and almost stroked coloring with each strip like painting the actual strokes in the paper sculpture. The husband and wife duo are both designers/architects by craft, which clearly brings to light that they both share a special talent and also patience I'm sure, in mastering a fine art such as this is... it's truly breathtaking. I would love to take it up one day myself just to give it a try.

Beautiful Quilled Snowflake Ornaments and a Poinsettia by Judith and Rolfe seen first on on Strictlypaper

Whimsical and Colorful Quilled Illustrations by Meloney Celliers

Whimsical Quilled Illustrations by Meloney Celliers

With the use of a pen, a wild imagination and some amazing quilling skills, English paper artist Meloney Celliers is able to bring these colorful illustrations to life! Now that winter is definitely fallen upon us, I'm looking to these cheerful and vibrant works to spark a bit of spring pep back into my step. Come on Spring! Celliers' ornate paper flowers, wether bursting from Wellies or the antlers of a deer are nothing short of inspiring. You can see more of her works by following her on Instagram or through her shop on Etsy.

Related: Second Nature: Quilled NYT “T” by Sherry Rodehaver Related: Unbelievable Anatomical Quilled Art by Lisa Nilsson Related: Tiny Rolled Paper Portraits by Anant Nanvare

Eerily Beautiful and Macabre Paper Sculptures by Sinan Soykut

Eerily Beautiful and Macabre Paper Sculptures by Sinan Soykut - Fungi Lungs

Newly emerged, self-taught Canadian paper artist Sinan Soykut has been creating incredibly detailed macabre paper sculptures relating to the theme of life and death, for almost a year. Soykut's fascination for crafting these unique pieces revealed itself after he began the act of transforming two-dimensional planes into three-dimensional curves. A difficult process, no doubt, he is able to visualize the curvature of the paper and exactly where to cut, while also keeping in mind the molds of the detailed shapes that these skeletal hands, flower covered hearts, fungi adorned lungs and skulls produce to the point of being anatomically precise.

Eerily Beautiful and Macabre Paper Sculptures by Sinan Soykut seen first on on Strictlypaper

Delicate Paper Flowers Inspired by Pencil Shavings by Haruka Misawa

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These colorful and delicate paper flowers by Japanese designer Haruka Misawa were inspired by the winding spirals of pencil shavings. They are created using layers and layers of paper with color gradations, tightly rolled into cylindrical scrolls, which are then shaved using a pencil sharpener. The ever shifting forms are only about 15mm-40mm in diameter, but a closer look reveals the thinly sliced, multi-layered paper. They can be displayed on your desk or as a wall decoration and you can create different variations depending on how thick it's sharpened.

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.

Second Nature: Quilled NYT “T” by Sherry Rodehaver

Second Nature: Quilled NYT "T" by Sherry Rodehaver

Quilling, as we have showcased several times throughout Strictlypaper, is the art of rolling and pinching thin strips of paper into very unique designs. Sherry Rodehaver has been quilling since 1971, and for this piece entitled "Second Nature," she, along with four other women, reimagined the symbolic "T" for the New York Times as a field bursting with sunflowers, dandelions and a butterfly that feels as if it would fly away from the illustraton. Rodehaver explained to the New York Times Style Magazine, “I never want anybody to walk away from my work without having that wow factor.” This speaks volumes since it has definitely left me with a "WOW" exclamation on my face!

Folding For Peace – A Paper Garden by Anouk Vogel

Anouk Vogel Landscape Architecture - Paper Garden - 3 Folding for Peace is a garden in Nagasaki, Japan where all the plants that compose the garden are folded out of white paper. Realized by Swiss Landscape Architect Anouk Vogel the piece was commissioned by the Gardening World Cup and awarded the Silver Medal and Judges' Special Award at the Festival of Flowers and World Peace.
"An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. Inspired by this popular belief, the garden Folding For Peace is the physical remain of a wish for world peace."—Anouk Vogel