Interpreting the Passage of Time at Santorini Biennale

Daphne, an ode to the past tunnel-like independent installation made of paper. A striking project by New York architectural firm 24° Studio presented as part of the inaugural Santorini Biennale of Arts in Greece that will take place until September 30, 2012. ‘Seeing the future through the perspective of the past’, was the brief. A chance to interpret History, Time, Memory and Nostalgia in Pyrgos Village’s ancient tunnel, leading from the township’s square to [...]

 

Astounding Sculpture Made of Magazines + Newspapers

New York City-based artist Yun-Woo Choi makes simply astounding artworks from recyclable materials like magazines and newspapers. He rolls them up and bound together using resin and wire. Aside from swirling suspended sculptural forms, he also makes fantastic portraits using folded newspaper as canvas. Truly remarkable pieces of artwork. [via design-milk]

 

Minimalist Paper Sculpture in Apparent Motion

Matthew Shlian stunning new pieces are a product of ingeniously applying paper engineering that speak of simplicity, minimalist and rhythmical ideas. Matthew Shlian works within the increasingly nebulous space between art and engineering. As a paper engineer, Shlian’s work is rooted in print media, book arts, and commercial design, though he frequently finds himself collaborating with a cadre of scientists and researchers who are just now recognizing the practical connections between [...]

 

Creative Wood + Newsprint Paintings by Lee Kyu-Hak

Korean artist Lee Kyu-Hak found an interesting mix of materials in his artworks. From afar, you’d think that these are paintings in strong brushstrokes. A closer look reveals the use of wood strips covered in newsprints first before it’s painted over with appropriate colors. Seriously awesome. See more at  Lee Kyu-Hak’s Art Gallery.   [via monkeyknifefight and colossal]

 

Inspiring White Flower Origami Folded for Peace

Weeks ago, we featured the Vibrant Origami Installations by Mademoiselle Maurice. Now I’ve stumbled across another project called Folding for Peace that was similarly inspired by the Legend of the One Thousand Cranes. If you recall this ancient Japanese legend, it promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. Folding for Peace is a white paper garden installed last year in Nagasaki, Japan by [...]

 

Incredible Replica of Starry Night Painted with Paper

Skilled artist Susan Myers loved the Starry Night’s vivid colors and illustrious movement and found the great piece of art perfect to apply her art of quillling. Using a white colored pencil she drew a template on a large sheet of sturdy dark blue card stock. Susan quilled, cut, rolled and glued thousands of colorful card stocks to make an impressive paper artwork that measures 36″ x 24″. Van Gogh’s Starry Night  has been replicated in different materials before, this might be [...]

 

Intricate Miniature Tree Cut from Mcdonald's Paper Bag

New York based Japanese artist Yuken Teruya is known for making intricate artworks using everyday materials such as toilet paper rolls and paper shopping bags. Seen here is his latest work using Olympic edition of Mcdonald’s paper bag named, Notice-Forest: What Victory Tastes Like/ London. Masterfully using red and yellow parts of the bag as leaves for the miniature tree and the blue piece as its branches and trunk. His artworks are usually inspired by the life [...]

 

Uniquely Beautiful Paper Art By Lisa Rodden

A budding Australian artist named Lisa Rodden, who is said to be creating since she could hold a pencil, offers something new to the eyes of many, whether you are an art enthusiast or not. She uses four methods in making hand cut paper art – slicing, layering, painting and folding. With these techniques combined, she is able to create uniquely beautiful three dimensional works of art. [via yellowtrace.com.au]

 

Awesome Papercraft

Love the art of paper folding? No, not swans or airplanes. How about a cute Sumo wrestler, or Super Mario or your favorite Star Wars character? Or even Iron man? If you’re at a coffee shop waiting for someone, and happen to have plenty of paper with you. Try this! [via wowcollector]

 

Paris + Tiny Paper City

As a child, I remember drawing cardboard doll cut-outs and dress them up by drawing paper dresses. So when I saw Joel‘s playful Travel Size Paper City Paris, I got nostalgic. They’re not paper dresses, nope, it’s even better ~ he created a template so that you can put together a miniature city of Paris. Something to do for your kids (and even for you!) Wanna try it? Click here for the printable template. [...]