The Appeal of Transparency

Often I find myself bookmarking paper artists to blog about.  Like glass, paper is a fragile material, yet it can hold up through centuries.  Also like glass, it can have a beautiful, soft transparency. Summer Breeze, Yuko Takada Keller Yuko Takada Keller creates...

Ripped Art

There is an exhibition running in Huntington New York, from October through January of 2012, entitled “Ripped:  The Allure of Collage”. It is taking place at the Heckscher Museum of Art. Nancy Scheinman, Jeweled Sky — Silent Music of Immortals The word...

Paper Mystery

It started at the Scottish Poetry Library. Sculpture, carved from paper and mounted on a book with a tag attached. The tag reads: “It started with your name @byleaveswelive and became a tree.… … We know that a library is so much more than a building full...

Seeing What You Don’t See

Most of us live our lives seeing one facet – going from task to task, focusing on what we are doing.  Peter Callesen looks at the world, and subsequently creates unbelievable artwork, from the things you normally do not pay attention to. Peter Callesen, Cut To...

Intricacy

When you think of papercut art, do you thing of grade school scissors and snowflake patterns?  Take a look at the work of artist Chris Natrop: Chris Natrop, Glitterati Swamp Thing watercolor, iridescent medium on cut paper, fluorescent fixtures, color gel overlays,...