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Watercolor Paper Transforms into Suggestive Facial Sculptures by Artist Polly Verity

March 11, 2020

Grace Ebert

Polly Verity’s most recent paper sculptures test viewers' sense of pareidolia. The dexterous artist employs single sheets of watercolor paper for her minimalist projects that morph into solitary faces and kissing figures through a series of bends and twists. Verity tells Colossal that she's been crafting repeating geometric patterns for about 15 years, but that it wasn't until recently that she decided to move beyond crisp folds and clean lines. "When I hit the curved folds that's when my brain popped. Seemingly impossible things could happen to a…

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Sensual Sculptures by Polly Verity Tease Moments of Intimacy Out of Single Sheets of Paper

June 14, 2022

Grace Ebert

Wales-based artist Polly Verity (previously) coaxes sheets of watercolor paper, canvas, and wire mesh into elegantly suggestive sculptures. The minimal works are carefully molded through a series of bends, twists, and slight folds that contour pursed lips or a rose grazing a nose, and each curve subtly alters the figure's expression. Alongside her facial silhouettes, Verity also shapes fragmented torsos and voluptuous limbs, an expansion of her practice that connects the "sensual and yielding" material more directly to the subject matter. "I work in the moment, perhaps imparting…

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Malleable Paper Sculptures by Polly Verity Expand and Contract Into Mesmerizing Shapes

July 8, 2019

Kate Sierzputowski

  View this post on Instagram   Caterpilla Corrugation #Paperfold #corrugation #papiroflexia #paperengineering #origami A post shared by Polly Verity (@polyscene) on Mar 2, 2019 at 5:14am PST Polly Verity (previously) has been experimenting with three-dimensional paper sculptures and intricate folds since the age of eight, when she was given a paper folding book by her step-grandfather. Instead of following an ancient origami tradition, Verity finds her inspiration in the more modern technique of abstract tessellations developed by Bauhaus experimentation in the 1920's. Through the years she has focused primarily on repetitive abstract geometric patterns made with uncut pieces of…

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Tessellating Patterns Formed From Intricately Folded Paper by Polly Verity

July 13, 2016

Kate Sierzputowski

Sculptor Polly Verity interlocks domes, orbs, and other curved structures by strategically folding large sheets of paper. The result of these intricate manipulations is landscapes of patterns that seem to rise effortlessly from their 2D material. Her works tesselate from one shape to the other, repeating both hard-edged and curved shapes throughout the folded sculptures. You can see more of these dexterous forms on Instagram.

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