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Paper Bird Anatomy

July 5, 2012

Christopher Jobson

I just posted about the paper birds and animals of Diana Beltran Herrera a few weeks ago, but these new bird anatomy sculptures made with cut paper and vinyl film deserve some special attention. See more over on Flickr.

 

 



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Famous Paintings Recreated Using Thousands of Torn Magazine Scraps

July 5, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Brazilian-born Brooklyn-based artist Vik Muniz (previously) has a number of new works on display at Galerie Xippas in Paris as part of his Pictures of Magazine 2 series. The nine pieces are recreations of famous paintings by Van Gogh, Manet, Cézanne and other artists using cut and torn fragments from popular magazines. I’ve seen a number of works similar to these where multiple components of trash or other objects are organized to create works by old masters, but Muniz seems to take things a step further into another level of perfection and detail. Muniz was also just in Rio where he completed a massive trash installation depicting Guanabara Bay. (via ARTchipel)

 

 



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Paper Birds and Wildlife by Diana Beltran Herrera

June 19, 2012

Christopher Jobson

When we first spotted the work of Diana Beltran Herrera last year, she had published less than half a dozen or so images of her crisp, colorful paper birds. Her work with paper-craft animals has branched out considerably since, as she cranks out new sculptures almost daily which you can explore on Instagram.

 

 

 



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Quilled Paper Anatomy by Sarah Yakawonis

June 14, 2012

Christopher Jobson

I’m really enjoying these quilled paper anatomy pieces by artist Sarah Yakawonis. Like so many great artists featured here on Colossal it’s immediately apparent when looking at these sculptures that Yakawonis possesses a patience unlike anything I can comprehend. You can see more of her work (and buy prints) over on Etsy and Society6. If you liked this, also check out the work of Lisa Nilsson. (via all things paper)

 

 

 



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Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramée

June 12, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Artist Guy Laramee (previously) has recently completed a number of new sculptural works where he transforms thick tomes into incredible topographical features including mountains, caves, volcanoes, and even water. Many of the works are part of a new project titled Guan Yin, a series of work dedicated to the forces that enable individuals to endure grief and pain, or in his words “the mysterious forces thanks to which we can traverse ordeals.” If you happen to be near Quebec, a number of Laramee’s works are currently on view at Expression gallery in Saint-Hyacinthe through August 12.

Update: You can also see a number of works by Laramée at Foster/White Gallery in Seattle.

 

 



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Remarkably Detailed Paper-Craft Models by Papero

June 11, 2012

Christopher Jobson

I remember spending hours with my dad as a kid, constructing lightweight airplanes and simple model rockets, and even those fun dinosaur skeletons you punch out of wood. But nothing we had then comes close to the beauty and complexity of these new paper models by Papero. Created by some of Korea’s top exhibition designers, Papero comes in a wide variety of vehicles that can be constructed piece by piece and painted by hand. Pick up a set now over at Elpha3. (via design milk)

 

 

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