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Outbreak: Hand Cut Paper Microbes and Pathogens by Rogan Brown

Outbreak: Hand Cut Paper Microbes and Pathogens by Rogan Brown sculpture science paper germs

Outbreak: Hand Cut Paper Microbes and Pathogens by Rogan Brown sculpture science paper germs

Outbreak: Hand Cut Paper Microbes and Pathogens by Rogan Brown sculpture science paper germs

Outbreak: Hand Cut Paper Microbes and Pathogens by Rogan Brown sculpture science paper germs

Outbreak: Hand Cut Paper Microbes and Pathogens by Rogan Brown sculpture science paper germs

Outbreak: Hand Cut Paper Microbes and Pathogens by Rogan Brown sculpture science paper germs

Artist Rogan Brown (previously) just completed work on his latest paper artwork titled Outbreak, a piece he describes as an exploration “of the microbiological sublime.” Over four months in the making, the work depicts an array of interconnected sculptures—entirely hand cut from paper—based on the smallest structures found within the human body: cells, microbes, pathogens, and neurons. Outbreak represents nearly four months of tedious planning, cutting and assembly. He shares about his process:

I am inspired in part by the tradition of scientific drawing and model making, and particularly the work of artist-scientists such as Ernst Haeckel. But although my approach involves careful observation and detailed “scientific” preparatory drawings, these are always superseded by the work of the imagination; everything has to be refracted through the prism of the imagination, estranged and in some way transformed.

You can see more details over in his portfolio.

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Papercraft Dioramas Come to Life with Projected Animations by Davy and Kristin McGuire

Papercraft Dioramas Come to Life with Projected Animations by Davy and Kristin McGuire sculpture paper dioramas animation

Papercraft Dioramas Come to Life with Projected Animations by Davy and Kristin McGuire sculpture paper dioramas animation

Papercraft Dioramas Come to Life with Projected Animations by Davy and Kristin McGuire sculpture paper dioramas animation

Papercraft Dioramas Come to Life with Projected Animations by Davy and Kristin McGuire sculpture paper dioramas animation

Papercraft Dioramas Come to Life with Projected Animations by Davy and Kristin McGuire sculpture paper dioramas animation

Papercraft Dioramas Come to Life with Projected Animations by Davy and Kristin McGuire sculpture paper dioramas animation

Papercraft Dioramas Come to Life with Projected Animations by Davy and Kristin McGuire sculpture paper dioramas animation

In an fascinating mix of papercraft, set design, and animation, artist duo Davy and Kristin McGuire bring stories to life inside these exquisitely built paper dioramas. With the aid of digital projection mapping the pair have created several theatrical installations including The Hunter and Psycho which netted the Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award and subsequently lead to The Paper Architect. You can see more of their work on their website, and on Vimeo. (via Laughing Squid)

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Delicate Paper Sculptures Suspended in Mid-Air by Peter Gentenaar

Delicate Paper Sculptures Suspended in Mid Air by Peter Gentenaar sculpture paper Netherlands

Delicate Paper Sculptures Suspended in Mid Air by Peter Gentenaar sculpture paper Netherlands

Delicate Paper Sculptures Suspended in Mid Air by Peter Gentenaar sculpture paper Netherlands

Delicate Paper Sculptures Suspended in Mid Air by Peter Gentenaar sculpture paper Netherlands

Delicate Paper Sculptures Suspended in Mid Air by Peter Gentenaar sculpture paper Netherlands

Delicate Paper Sculptures Suspended in Mid Air by Peter Gentenaar sculpture paper Netherlands

Delicate Paper Sculptures Suspended in Mid Air by Peter Gentenaar sculpture paper Netherlands

Delicate Paper Sculptures Suspended in Mid Air by Peter Gentenaar sculpture paper Netherlands

Delicate Paper Sculptures Suspended in Mid Air by Peter Gentenaar sculpture paper Netherlands

Delicate Paper Sculptures Suspended in Mid Air by Peter Gentenaar sculpture paper Netherlands

Delicate Paper Sculptures Suspended in Mid Air by Peter Gentenaar sculpture paper Netherlands

Delicate Paper Sculptures Suspended in Mid Air by Peter Gentenaar sculpture paper Netherlands

From limitations come creativity. It’s an age-old adage that’s been repeated in almost every industry. And it rings true for the Netherland-based artist Peter Gentenaar, whose billowing paper sculptures were born out of what he couldn’t do with commercial paper. As a printmaker, Gentenaar’s search for a better type of paper led him to an unexpected process of creating his own custom beater that processes and mills long-fiber paper pulp into the material he now uses in his artwork. “My sculptures start as totally 2-dimensional,” says Gentenaar, describing the process in which his organic forms come to life. As the wet pulp dries around the bamboo framework it begins to shrink and curl, “just as a leaf when it drys.”

The resulting sculptures—massive, yet delicate—seem to resemble underwater organisms gracefully floating in water. The pieces are then suspended in mid-air in sprawling spaces like churches. His latest, completed last month, is on display above the main restaurant at Hotel Indigo St. Petersburg. (via My Modern Met)

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Geometric Paper Birds and Animals by Estudio Guardabosques

Geometric Paper Birds and Animals by Estudio Guardabosques paper geometric birds animals

Geometric Paper Birds and Animals by Estudio Guardabosques paper geometric birds animals

Geometric Paper Birds and Animals by Estudio Guardabosques paper geometric birds animals

Geometric Paper Birds and Animals by Estudio Guardabosques paper geometric birds animals

Geometric Paper Birds and Animals by Estudio Guardabosques paper geometric birds animals

Geometric Paper Birds and Animals by Estudio Guardabosques paper geometric birds animals

Geometric Paper Birds and Animals by Estudio Guardabosques paper geometric birds animals

Geometric Paper Birds and Animals by Estudio Guardabosques paper geometric birds animals

Geometric Paper Birds and Animals by Estudio Guardabosques paper geometric birds animals

Feast your eyes on this phenomenal geometric paper sculpting from Estudio Guardabosques, a multidisciplinary design studio out of Buenos Aires, Argentina consisting of Caro Silvero and Juan Elizalde. The duo have collaborated on numerous papercraft projects for both editorial and artistic purposes, much more of which you can see over on Behance. (via Fubiz)

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Flocks of Birds Laser Cut from Maps by Claire Brewster

Flocks of Birds Laser Cut from Maps by Claire Brewster sculpture paper birds

Flocks of Birds Laser Cut from Maps by Claire Brewster sculpture paper birds

Flocks of Birds Laser Cut from Maps by Claire Brewster sculpture paper birds

Flocks of Birds Laser Cut from Maps by Claire Brewster sculpture paper birds

Flocks of Birds Laser Cut from Maps by Claire Brewster sculpture paper birds

Flocks of Birds Laser Cut from Maps by Claire Brewster sculpture paper birds

Flocks of Birds Laser Cut from Maps by Claire Brewster sculpture paper birds

Flocks of Birds Laser Cut from Maps by Claire Brewster sculpture paper birds

Flocks of Birds Laser Cut from Maps by Claire Brewster sculpture paper birds

Two new stunning pieces today from London-based artist Claire Brewster (previously) who creates delicate montages of birds, bees, and plants cut from maps. Some of her cartographic sculptures are cut by hand while others, like these, are laser cut and then pinned onto a board. Brewster shares via her artist statement:

Nature is ever present, even in the most urban environments, taking over wherever we neglect, living in a separate yet parallel universe. I take my inspiration from the natural environment, creating entomological installations of flora and fauna from imagined locations. My birds, insects and flowers transcend borders and pass freely between countries with scant regard for rules of immigration or the effects of biodiversity.

Brewster currently has several pieces on view at Pitfield London through June 20, 2014. (via Lustik)

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Surface to Structure: An Origami Exhibition Featuring 80 Paper Artists at Cooper Union

Surface to Structure: An Origami Exhibition Featuring 80 Paper Artists at Cooper Union paper origami exhibition
Ronald Koh / Folded by Ng Boon Choon

Surface to Structure: An Origami Exhibition Featuring 80 Paper Artists at Cooper Union paper origami exhibition
Joel Cooper

Surface to Structure: An Origami Exhibition Featuring 80 Paper Artists at Cooper Union paper origami exhibition
Bernie Peyton

Surface to Structure: An Origami Exhibition Featuring 80 Paper Artists at Cooper Union paper origami exhibition
Linda Smith

Surface to Structure: An Origami Exhibition Featuring 80 Paper Artists at Cooper Union paper origami exhibition
Evan Zodl

Surface to Structure: An Origami Exhibition Featuring 80 Paper Artists at Cooper Union paper origami exhibition
Tran Trung Hieu

A huge exhibition of 80 contemporary origami artists featuring 120 paper creations is planned to take place this summer at Cooper Union in New York. Cooper Union was the site of the first origami exhibition in the United States 55 years ago. Titled Surface to Structure , the event is curated by Uyen Nguyen who is seeking funding on Indiegogo to help transport the numerous fragile artworks across the globe from 5 different continents. There’s all kinds of fancy origami perks if you’re interested. Donated. (via Colossal Submissions)

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Giant Paper Flowers by Tiffanie Turner

Giant Paper Flowers by Tiffanie Turner paper flowers

Giant Paper Flowers by Tiffanie Turner paper flowers

Giant Paper Flowers by Tiffanie Turner paper flowers

Giant Paper Flowers by Tiffanie Turner paper flowers

Giant Paper Flowers by Tiffanie Turner paper flowers
Photo by Sarah Deragon

Giant Paper Flowers by Tiffanie Turner paper flowers
Photo by Sarah Deragon

Spanning nearly three feet wide, these giant fluffy flowers were crafted from paper by San Francisco-based artist and architect Tiffanie Turner. Because of the massive scale of each piece a single flower can take upward of 35-80 hours to assemble from crepe paper. She shares via her artist statement:

My work in paper stems from my background as an architect, particularly my interest in how things are made and the use of repetitive elements, along with my lifelong obsession with flowers and botanical drawings. The exploration of scale plays heavily into everything I do, and the organized chaos and rhythms in nature make the heads of flowers an excellent case study for me.

Later this week Turner opens a show titled “Heads” at Rare Device that runs through May 28, 2014. You can see more on her blog, and several pieces are available for purchase here. (via The Jealous Curator, My Modern Met)

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