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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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Digital Papercut Illustrations by Eiko Ojala

Digital Papercut Illustrations by Eiko Ojala paper illustration digital

Digital Papercut Illustrations by Eiko Ojala paper illustration digital

Digital Papercut Illustrations by Eiko Ojala paper illustration digital

Digital Papercut Illustrations by Eiko Ojala paper illustration digital

Digital Papercut Illustrations by Eiko Ojala paper illustration digital

Digital Papercut Illustrations by Eiko Ojala paper illustration digital

Digital Papercut Illustrations by Eiko Ojala paper illustration digital

Digital Papercut Illustrations by Eiko Ojala paper illustration digital

Since our last article on Eiko Ojala (previously) the Estonian graphic designer and illustrator has continued his fantastic three dimensional drawings for leading publications around the world. His process involves a mix of digital illustration, paper textures, and a mix of both real and artificial shadows. Eiko won a 2013 Young Illustrators award and an ADC Young Gun award, and his work has appeared in Wired, the New York Times, the New Yorker, Dwell Magazine and elsewhere. You can see more over on Behance.

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Transfixing 3D Paper Patterns by Maud Vantours

Transfixing 3D Paper Patterns by Maud Vantours sculpture pattern paper

Transfixing 3D Paper Patterns by Maud Vantours sculpture pattern paper

Transfixing 3D Paper Patterns by Maud Vantours sculpture pattern paper

Transfixing 3D Paper Patterns by Maud Vantours sculpture pattern paper

Transfixing 3D Paper Patterns by Maud Vantours sculpture pattern paper

Transfixing 3D Paper Patterns by Maud Vantours sculpture pattern paper

Transfixing 3D Paper Patterns by Maud Vantours sculpture pattern paper

Transfixing 3D Paper Patterns by Maud Vantours sculpture pattern paper

Paris-based designer and artist Maud Vantours uses layer upon layer of cut paper to create hypnotizing patterns and textures that translate into set designs, fashion accessories, and editorial treatments. Vantors has explored a number of 3D paper treatments including floral patterns, spirals, and gemotric designs. You can see more of her work at Figure and over on Behance. (via Dark Silence in Suburbia)

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