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Friday Night Flicks: Pająki / Chandeliers

This week’s flick features the paper and straw works of Karolina Merska. Merska creates pająki, traditional Polish decorations used for celebratory decorations.     Here’s a picture of Merska’s giant pająk installed during the London Design Festival 2016. (Image from … Continue reading

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The Elements: Air

I spent a good part of the week working on The Elements, beginning by making some test prints to check colour. (This also functioned as a printer test. Inkjet printers can get cranky when left sitting for extended periods.)

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The Elements

This is the image for the Fire piece from my planned series The Elements.

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A Clear Midnight Revisited

With July 7, the beginning of Tanabata celebrations in Japan, still a couple of days away, I thought I would re-post one of my favourite previous Tanabata projects, a DIY star-themed artist’s book from 2018. An accordion with interlocked diamond-shaped … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Ghostly International presents Matthew Shlian

This week’s paper engineer, Matt Shlian, produces more abstract forms than Benja Harney who was featured last week. From the text on Vimeo: Matthew Shlian works within the increasingly nebulous space between art and engineering. As a paper engineer, Shlian’s … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: La Valse Botanique

Last in this series on papercut artists, tonight’s flick is a papercut stop-motion animation by Studio Apvis. The video even has a romantic ending appropriate for the date.     Perhaps you will share La Valse Botanique with your Valentine … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Pablo Lehmann

Third in this set of Friday Night Flicks featuring papercut artists is an interview with Pablo Lehmann. The video was made six years ago as part of Campo Artistico’s ongoing series of mini-documentaries about Argentinian artists. The soundtrack is in … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Marco Gallotta

Tonight’s flick features another papercut artist, Marco Gallotta. His work sometimes includes photographs, or drawings, or paintings which he cuts and layers.     There is a video interview with him here. It will be most informative if you understand … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Kia Sue Papercutting

Last week’s video featured the work of Korean artist Na Seo Hwan, who creates woven forms from handmade, handspun paper. Paper cutting is another art form where paper is not just a substrate for other media. Today’s videos feature the … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Jiseung/Noyeokgae: paper weaving

Last week’s flick by Aimee Lee showed the process of making Korean handmade paper (hanji). Today’s video, also by Lee, shows one of the end uses of hanji. From the accompanying text on Vimeo: The process of cording and weaving … Continue reading

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