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Eiji Watanabe frees thousands of field guide butterflies

Eiji Watanabe frees thousands of field guide butterflies paper nature multiples installation butterflies
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Eiji Watanabe frees thousands of field guide butterflies paper nature multiples installation butterflies

Eiji Watanabe frees thousands of field guide butterflies paper nature multiples installation butterflies

Eiji Watanabe frees thousands of field guide butterflies paper nature multiples installation butterflies

Eiji Watanabe frees thousands of field guide butterflies paper nature multiples installation butterflies

Eiji Watanabe frees thousands of field guide butterflies paper nature multiples installation butterflies

Eiji Watanabe frees thousands of field guide butterflies paper nature multiples installation butterflies

Eiji Watanabe frees thousands of field guide butterflies paper nature multiples installation butterflies

In his installation A Butterfly’s Eye View artist Eiji Watanabe eviscerates butterfly field guides, releasing the delicately cut insects and pinning them to the walls around the gutted textbooks. It’s almost as if he bestows life to these little paper creatures, and yet they often remain organized in a tight grid, an entire new species of butterfly. The images came via a number of Flickr accounts.

Miso

Miso street art people paper body

Miso street art people paper body

Miso street art people paper body

Miso street art people paper body

Miso street art people paper body

Some wonderful paper works by Australian artist Miso (Stanislava Pinchuk) who pastes these large pieces around the streets of Melbourne. Via her web site:

Miso is really taken with the idea of art, and especially street art, as being something which binds us as a community. It functions in a very old fashioned way, in that it becomes a way of telling and sharing stories and images, embedding them within the city. Like folk art, it comes to have a very particular, practical function. It brings us together as makers, viewers and consumers, finding new pieces and exploring the possibilities of our cities.

(via my love for you)

Papercraft Audi

Papercraft Audi sculpture paper cars

Although not to scale, this 2012 Audi A7 is still the largest papercraft model ever produced using 285 sheets of paper and over 750 individual parts. (via designboom)

New currency origami from Won Park

New currency origami from Won Park paper origami money

New currency origami from Won Park paper origami money

New currency origami from Won Park paper origami money

New currency origami from Won Park paper origami money

New currency origami from Won Park paper origami money

New currency origami from Won Park paper origami money

As part of a rebranding effort for Payment System Group, Seattle-based YIU Studio commissioned a number of currency origami works from Won Park (previously). See more over on Behance.

Pablo Lehmann

Pablo Lehmann words sculpture process paper

Pablo Lehmann words sculpture process paper

Pablo Lehmann words sculpture process paper

Pablo Lehmann words sculpture process paper

Pablo Lehmann words sculpture process paper

Pablo Lehmann words sculpture process paper

Pablo Lehmann words sculpture process paper

Argentine artist Pablo Lehmann cuts shapes and text from large sheets of paper and synthetic cloth, often using the sheets to create three-dimensional installations resembling furniture. Beautifully eviscerated books. (via one of my new favorite blogs, cartwheel galaxy)

Paper Mt. Hood

Paper Mt. Hood string sculpture paper installation geometric colors chromatic

Paper Mt. Hood string sculpture paper installation geometric colors chromatic

Paper Mt. Hood string sculpture paper installation geometric colors chromatic

Paper Mt. Hood string sculpture paper installation geometric colors chromatic

This paper installation of Mt. Hood by Marisa Green and Peter Bogart was on display at Portland Paper City last month, held at Disjecta Gallery. Beautiful. And they didn’t even have to put a bird on it. See also Jed Heuer’s Paper Pendleton from the same show. Photos by Laura Jennings.

Sushi Memo Pads

Sushi Memo Pads writing sushi paper office food

Sushi Memo Pads writing sushi paper office food

Sushi Memo Pads writing sushi paper office food

Sushi Memo Pads writing sushi paper office food

Love the design of these awesome sushi memo pads. They’re available here for about $21, but you’ll need to know Japanese. Anyone want to know Japanese for me? (via matomeno)

Meg Hitchcock

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Meg Hitchcock typography religion process paper multiples installation books

Meg Hitchcock typography religion process paper multiples installation books

Meg Hitchcock typography religion process paper multiples installation books

Meg Hitchcock typography religion process paper multiples installation books

Meg Hitchcock typography religion process paper multiples installation books

Brooklyn-based artist Meg Hitchock dissects religious texts such as the Bible, Koran, and Torah and uses the individual letters to create maddeningly complex, interwoven collages of typography. Via her artist statement:

In my series Mantras & Meditations, I examine and deconstruct the word of God as interpreted through the world religions. I select passages from holy books and cut the letters from one passage to form the text of another. For example, I may cut up a passage from the Old Testament of the Bible and reassemble it as a passage from the Bhagavad Gita, or I may use type from the Torah to recreate an ancient Tantric text. A continuous line of text forms the words and sentences in a run-on manner, without spaces or punctuation, creating a visual mantra of devotion.

In her most recent work at Famous Accountants Hitchcock spent 135 hours transcribing (gluing tens of thousands of letters, ahem) the entire Book of Revelation, the last book of the Christian New Testament, but with text cut out from an English translation of the Koran. And if 135 hours seems like a lot, she began cutting the individual letters for the installation almost six months before its opening. The text ran across gallery walls and floors like an endless rope of words. See video of that piece as well as a brief interview here:

I can’t decide if I’m more impressed with her artwork or simply what must be her incredible patience. See more of her work here. (via hyperallergic)

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