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New Underwater Reefs and Landscapes Made of Paper by Amy Eisenfeld Genser

New Underwater Reefs and Landscapes Made of Paper by Amy Eisenfeld Genser sculpture paper ocean coral

New Underwater Reefs and Landscapes Made of Paper by Amy Eisenfeld Genser sculpture paper ocean coral

New Underwater Reefs and Landscapes Made of Paper by Amy Eisenfeld Genser sculpture paper ocean coral

New Underwater Reefs and Landscapes Made of Paper by Amy Eisenfeld Genser sculpture paper ocean coral

New Underwater Reefs and Landscapes Made of Paper by Amy Eisenfeld Genser sculpture paper ocean coral

New Underwater Reefs and Landscapes Made of Paper by Amy Eisenfeld Genser sculpture paper ocean coral

New Underwater Reefs and Landscapes Made of Paper by Amy Eisenfeld Genser sculpture paper ocean coral

New Underwater Reefs and Landscapes Made of Paper by Amy Eisenfeld Genser sculpture paper ocean coral

Connecticut-based artist Amy Eisenfeld Genser (previously) recently completed a new series of coral reefs that she painstakingly recreates using rolled bits of paper and acrylic paint. Ahead of her upcoming exhibition at the Architectural Digest Home Show, Genser sat down with All Things Paper for a brief interview. An excerpt on her process:

These days I usually work with Thai Unryu [mulberry paper], but I have hundreds of papers in my studio from all around the world. I treat the paper almost as a pigment, layering colors one on top of the other to create different colors. My pieces are about a foot wide. Then I roll one layer on top of the other in all different thicknesses. I seal the roll with acid-free, archival glue stick, and then cut the long piece into sections with scissors or pruning shears. I have pruning shears of all different sizes to accommodate different widths.

See and learn more over on All Things Paper.

Vibrant Macro Photographs of Coral by Felix Salazar

Vibrant Macro Photographs of Coral by Felix Salazar underwater nature macro coral animals

Vibrant Macro Photographs of Coral by Felix Salazar underwater nature macro coral animals

Vibrant Macro Photographs of Coral by Felix Salazar underwater nature macro coral animals

Vibrant Macro Photographs of Coral by Felix Salazar underwater nature macro coral animals

Vibrant Macro Photographs of Coral by Felix Salazar underwater nature macro coral animals

Vibrant Macro Photographs of Coral by Felix Salazar underwater nature macro coral animals

Vibrant Macro Photographs of Coral by Felix Salazar underwater nature macro coral animals

Vibrant Macro Photographs of Coral by Felix Salazar underwater nature macro coral animals

LA-based photographer and composer Felix Salazar recently captured some wonderful macro photos of several inhabitants in his salt water aquariums. The shocking variety of color makes the coral look like digital renderings, but Salazar assures me each is a unique photo selected from hundreds of attempts to get just the right shot as he experimented with focus and light. You can see many more on his website. (via my modern met)