Thursday, January 21, 2010

fold school

patience and a lot of time on one's hand. Paper art has been around for over a thousand years, finding its roots in Japan, but rarely getting the mention that it deserves. Folded, cut, pasted, prodded, carved or quilled....these are all, so, completely off the hook....
Bovey Lee, Jolis Paon,Brian Dettmer,Richard Sweeney,Bert Simons, Su Blackwell, Yulia Brodskaya

10 comments:

Peter Lavelle said...
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Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Really really amazing..the precise detail is fascinating to me.

check out this video if you haven't already...papercutting...
http://elsita.typepad.com/allaboutpapercutting/

mary said...

Pretty amazing work. I think one of my favorite Japanese art genres is the intricate folding of fabric on Kabuki (sp?) dolls. The fabric itself is wonderful, but the precision of the folding brings the fabric into focus.

Karena said...

Megan, these are just wow images, I cannot even imagine the hours put into these creative works!!

La Maison Fou said...

Just so cool, I saw a lot of 3 - D papers this year during the holidays. It makes me want to get out the construction paper, glue and be a first grader again!!
Leslie

splendidmarket said...

what amazing images, so wonderful to look at. I love paper. I cannot imagine summoning that much patience!

Katherine Lee said...

that's amazing, especially the paper bust... wow!

xo katherine aka. urban flea :)
http://www.urbanfleadesign.net

alicia said...

These are quite amazing. what a mind-bogglingly tedious use of ones time!

lush bella said...

i've always loved paper art. this work is amazing, and i just have to say that su blackwell's work is stunning. not only that, she is a wonderful person too.

Çene cerrahisi said...

Megan, these are just wow images, I cannot even imagine the hours put into these creative works!!

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