Thursday, November 17, 2005

Breath-taking Paper Art

Boing Boing reported recently on artist who has turned his attention to making sculptures from A4 (like the US 8-1/2 x 11 paper). The shear delicacy and detail in the work is astounding. The drama of the placement on the page and in the display space are also well worth the look. From the artist's site [japanese photoblog] and [english website]...
My paper works has lately been based around an exploration of the relationship between two and three dimensionality. I find this materialization of a flat piece of paper into a 3D form almost as a magic process - or maybe one could call it obvious magic, because the process is obvious and the figures still stick to their origin, without the possibility of escaping. In that sense there is as well an aspect of something tragic in most of the cuts.


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