Couldn’t help but be taken away with Dorisse’s jewelry collection for Paper Statement. Using a selection of book pages, corrugated board, or paper discs, Dorisse has managed to create an eclectic and elegant creation of accessories that are a book lovers dream! I’d take her version of “shades of grey” any given day. :-)
Its that time of the year again where we are all faced with looking forward to our Thanksgiving feasts but not to our extended waistlines! Just saw Anthropologie’s window display in the Chelsea Market with their paper version of the quintessential Thanksgiving dinner. That’s one way to look at things.
After having spent an entire weekend telling my father to avoid McDonald’s at all cost, I find this group exhibition at the David B. Smith Gallery featuring beautiful cutout paper trees from McDonald’s carryout bags by Yuken Teruya. The lesson? Things are never what they seem and believe it or not…there are even times where Dad does know best! ;-) (Thanks Appa!)
The Christopher Henry Gallery in Soho is currently showcasing 12 paper masters in the exhibition, A Cut Above. The range of work in this collection feels complete with artists who work primarily with cut paper transformed into type, textile patterns, landscapes and sculptures. If you’re in the area or want to indulge in inspiration, this would be worth the stop. If not, here are some of my favorites below. (via Felt & Wire)
“Baudelaire Poem” by Hina Aoyama
You can’t help but love a man who knows what he’s doing with his hands! Gerard Miró of Lo Siento, based in Barcelona, takes you through the experience of going from 2D up to 4D. Pushing the viewer to see typography from above, around and below, the design team realizes its the 4th dimensions that is the missing link to have the full visceral experience of what this form can truly reveal. Enjoy~
I could write and showcase the works of Japanese born, New York based artist, Kumi Yamashita all day. What sets her apart in my mind is not only her technical ability, but how she manages to convey a truly profound idea with so little. Using light as her main source along with materials like paper, thread and pins, Kumi creates entire human forms or silhouettes evoking a story. Her pieces are moving, methodical, and have layers of subtlety on a technical and philosophical level. Its absolutely breathtaking. Just a few of my favorites below.